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Egyptian army conscripts burned in electrical fire

Eight conscripts sustained second-degree burns over most of their bodies while cleaning their bunkers, brought to hospital in Ismailiya

Ahram Online, Saturday 2 Aug 2014
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Eight Egyptian army conscripts were badly burned in an electrical fire on Saturday and have been transported to a hospital in Ismailiya, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

The conscripts, who serve in the Suez Canal waterway protection unit, were cleaning their bunkers with gas when an electrical circuit shorted and sparked a fire.

The conscripts received immediate basic medical treatment before being transported to Ismailiya's Kantara Hospital.

They sustained second-degree burns, with around 60 to 80 percent of their bodies burned.

Two of the conscripts are in critical condition.

 

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