The explosion at the airport in Cairo, 12 people were injured

© Photo : Ad Megamemory Cairo international airportThe explosion at the airport in Cairo, 12 people were injured© Photo : Ad Meskens

The explosion of the tank with the fuel in the vicinity of Cairo international airport, injured 12 people, reported RIA Novosti, the official Egyptian source.

They were taken to hospital for treatment.

The cause of the explosion of a tank of fuel in the vicinity of Cairo airport was the intense heat, the official representative of the army of Egypt tamer Rifai.

The explosion occurred at one of the tanks petrochemical company «Heliopolis». The cause of the incident, according to the military, was the heat.

The Ministry of civil aviation has confirmed that the explosion occurred outside the Cairo airport and did not affect his work.

An official source in the security of Egypt also confirmed to RIA Novosti that air traffic at the airport is carried out in normal mode, aircraft depart and land in accordance with the schedule.

As a result of explosion the fire has been extinguished.

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