Egypt's govt will compensate Boulaq Abu El-Ela residents harmed by Italy Consulate blast: Officials

Ahram Online , Sunday 12 Jul 2015

Italian consulate
Workers clear rubble at the site of an explosion near the Italian Consulate in downtown, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, July 11, 2015 (AP)

The head of Boulaq Abu El-Ela municipality in central Cairo Ibrahim Abdel-Hadi said that the government would provide alternative housing to residents in the area whose homes were damaged by the car bomb which exploded at the Italian Consulate on Saturday, state news agency reported.

Abdel-Hadi said that the government committee formed to assess damages to resident's homes has not finished tallying the number of damaged buildings.

He promised that all residents who were harmed by the explosion would be provided with alternative housing in the 6 of October city in Giza.

Abdel-Hadi, however, acknowledged that some affected residents have rejected offers of resettlement away from their neighbourhood.

Meanwhile, the governor of Cairo said the government would not neglect citizens whose homes were harmed due to the blast, promising compensation.

Various media reports have put the number of homes which suffered damages in the blast at 14.

On Saturday, the government said it would shoulder the costs of repairs to the Italian Consulate.

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