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13 Nov 2019 | 10:12 PM UTC

Egypt: Fire kills at least seven people in Beheira province November 13

Egypt News Alert

Fire caused by gas leak kills at least seven people in Beheira province on November 13; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Cairo). COUNTRY/REGION Itay el-Barud (Beheira province)

Event

A fire caused by a gas leak left at least seven people dead and 16 others injured in Itay el-Barud (Beheira province) on Wednesday, November 13. According to local officials, the leak came as a result of the attempted theft of gas from a pipeline. A team of specialists was deployed to the pipeline to control the leakage; the source of the fire remains unknown.  

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are expected in the affected area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Itay el-Barud are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the fire, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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