At least 25 killed, 47 injured in Cairo rail station fire - UPDATED

  27 February 2019    Read: 1901
At least 25 killed, 47 injured in Cairo rail station fire - UPDATED

25 people have been killed and 47 others injured after a major fire erupted at the main train station in Cairo on Wednesday, Egyptian state TV reported.

Mohammed Said, the head of the Cairo Railroad hospital, said the death toll is expected to rise further following the blaze.

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10 people have been killed and 22 injured after a major fire erupted at the main train station in Cairo on Wednesday, an Egyptian medical official said.

Mohammed Said, the head of the Cairo Railroad hospital, said the death toll is expected to rise further following the blaze.

The fire is said to have been triggered by an explosion of a fuel tank on a speeding train that was heading into the Ramsis station in downtown Cairo.

Heavy black smoke is rising into the sky at the scene.

Local media reported a higher death toll, saying at least 20 people were killed in the fire.

The daily Al-Ahram says the train crashed and the fuel tank exploded, causing the fire, but details were still not confirmed.


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