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Four Egyptians among deaths in Sudan factory fire

An estimated 500,000 Egyptians live in Sudan, according to 2017 figures by Egypt's official statistics agency CAPMAS

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 Dec 2019
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Firefighters try to put out a fire at a tile factory in Khartoum, Sudan. A gas tanker had abruptly caught fire and exploded, destroying the factory, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, AP
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Four Egyptians were among over two dozen people killed in a blast at a ceramic factory in the Sudanese Capital of Khartum on Tuesday, Egypt's state news agency MENA said.

Twenty-three people were killed and more than 130 injured when a fire broke out after a gas tanker exploded while unloading at a factory in a northern suburb, the Sudanese government had said.

Egypt is in contact with the Sudanese authorities to arrange for a swift repatriation of the bodies of the victims, foreign minister advisor Yasser Hashem said on Wednesday, according to MENA.

Eighteen Indians were among those killed in the fire, the Indian embassy in Khartum had said earlier.

An estimated 500,000 Egyptians live in Sudan, data released by Egypt's official statistics agency CAPMAS in 2017 shows.
 

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