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Three dead, 91 injured in massive Cairo fire: Health ministry

Forty people were transferred to the nearest hospital while the remaining 51 were hospitalised at the scene

Ahram Online , Monday 9 May 2016
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Egyptian firefighters extinguish fire at the popular market area of al-Atabaa in downtown Cairo, on May 9, 2016 (AFP)
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Three people died and 91 others were injured in a massive fire that broke out in the early morning hours on Monday at a popular street market in downtown Cairo, spokesperson to the ambulance authority Ahmed El-Ansary told Al-Ahram Arabic news website. 

El-Ansary said that 40 people were transferred to the nearest hospital while the remaining 51 were hospitalised at the scene of the incident. 

The fire started in a six-storey hotel in Attaba – where streets are dotted with small, low-price shops and vendors selling a wide variety of goods – before spreading to adjacent buildings and burning for over eight hours.

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