Fire at Cairo vaccination center kills one, injures five

Ahram Online , Sunday 28 Dec 2014

The fire broke out at a vaccination production and dissemination facility in the western Cairo district of Dokki

Vaccination Center
Vaccination Fire on fire in Egypt`s western Cairo on December 28, 2014 (Photo: Al-Ahram)

At least one was killed and five others wounded after a fire broke out early Sunday at a state-owned vaccination and drugs facility in western Cairo, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The fire at one of the building's storehouses caused an explosion that rang out in Al-Dokki, across the Nile from downtown Cairo, sending clouds of smoke flying into the air.

Initial investigations show that the fire broke out after a gas tank exploded.

Health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said earlier that the injuries were mostly caused by suffocation.


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