12 injured in fuel tank explosion near Egypt's Cairo airport
13 Jul 2018, 02:33
Twelve people were injured in a fuel tank explosion near Egypt's Cairo International Airport on Thursday night, but the air traffic was not affected.
Security sources told the state-run MENA news agency that the blast occurred in Cairo's heliopolis district.
Two tanks that belong to a petrochemical company exploded outside the airport, said Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Younis al-Masri in a statement.
All domestic and international flights have been operating normally, he said.
The minister added that the explosion was caused by high temperature and the fire was under control.