Fire at furniture factory in Egypt kills 25 people

first_imgHealth Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said in a statement that the victims were taken to local hospitals, which declared a “state of emergency” to deal with the casualties, state media said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Check your body, save your life Comments   Share   Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a furniture factory in al-Obour, east of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Egypt’s Health Ministry said a deadly fire occurred at the furniture factory east of Cairo. Egyptian state-run media said the factory had not obtained a government safety certification. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of CAIRO (AP) — A fire that erupted at a furniture factory east of Cairo on Tuesday killed 25 people and injured 22, Egypt’s Health Ministry said.According to a security official, a preliminary investigation indicated that the blaze started when a gas cylinder exploded as it was transported in an elevator. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.Egyptian state-run media said the factory in the city of al-Obour had not obtained a government safety certification. Local media reported that firefighters had gained control of the blaze in the afternoon by using about 20 fire trucks. The vital role family plays in societylast_img

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