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Suez oil company fire kills fire fighter, causes financial losses

One more dead in Suez fire, many injured and financial losses estimated so far at over $1.6 million, but fire has been contained

Ahram Online, Sunday 15 Apr 2012
Egyptian firefighters use water canons against a fire in the storage facilities of an oil company in Suez, Egypt, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (Photo: AP)
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The firefighters' efforts to extinguish the blaze that erupted in one of Suez city's major oil companies has seen headway. The chief of Suez security, Adel Refaat, announced that the flames are contained.

However, one fire fighter, Beshir Saad Beshir, has been reported killed.

The financial losses are, thus far, estimated to be up to LE10 million ($1,650,000).

The fire which, erupted Saturday evening in one of the oil tanks in Nasr Oil Company, killed one worker and injured many more. Several police and fire fighters have also been reported injured.

The causes for the fire started are still unknown, as employee Adel Mekawy claims all safety measures were being followed.

Head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi had sent fire fighting planes on Saturday to take part in the efforts to contain the blaze.

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