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  World   Middle East  05 Aug 2019  17 dead, 32 injured in car explosion in Cairo

17 dead, 32 injured in car explosion in Cairo

REUTERS
Published : Aug 5, 2019, 12:01 pm IST
Updated : Aug 5, 2019, 12:01 pm IST

A car driving against traffic on Cairo's corniche collided with three other cars, causing explosion, Egypt's interior ministry said.

Seventeen people have died and 32 have been injured in an explosion outside Egypt's National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt's health ministry said early on Monday. (Photo: AP)
 Seventeen people have died and 32 have been injured in an explosion outside Egypt's National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt's health ministry said early on Monday. (Photo: AP)

Cairo: Seventeen people have died and 32 have been injured in an explosion outside Egypt's National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt's health ministry said early on Monday.

A car driving against traffic on Cairo's corniche collided with three other cars, causing the explosion, Egypt's interior ministry said in a statement.

 

Egypt's public prosecutor is investigating the cause of the incident, sources told Reuters, but there was no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack.

Tags: egypt, accident, national cancer institute, explosion
Location: Egypt, Kairo, Cairo