Fire extinguished at workshops in Ouda Pasha Wekala

Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 12 Jul 2017

A minor fire was extinguished shortly after breaking out on Wednesday morning at workshops in the open court of Ouda Pasha Wekala, an Ottoman edifice in Cairo’s Gamalia district.

The main walls of the Wekala have not been seriously damaged, according to Mostafa Amin, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

An archaeological committee led by head of the Islamic and Coptic Antiquities Department Alsaeed Helmy inspected the site and is following up on investigations to determine the cause of the blaze.

Amin says that the Gamalia Antiquities Department had previously sent several letters to the Civil Security Authority to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place. 

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