Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Massive fuel tank explosion rocks Cairo airport

Massive fuel tank explosion rocks Cairo airport

The incident occurred late on July 12, 2018, local time.

A huge explosion has reportedly been heard in the vicinity of Cairo Airport this evening.

Egyptian state television reported that firefighters had brought the fire under control.

The cause of the detonation and fire at the fuel depot is unknown as of yet. He has not offered any additional information.

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. local time on Thursday when an explosion was heard across the eastern part of the capital.

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All flights were temporarily suspended while an investigation into the blast took place.

While flights have not been affected, some witnesses described the vehicle traffic in and out of the airport as a "nightmare".

Officials said the explosion involved 2 fuel tanks at a petrochemical company near the airport. IT is believed to have been caused by fuel tanks.

Though there isn't any official information yet, some speculate that the explosion could somehow be connected to clashes between ISIS and Egyptian security forces in the region.

This is a breaking story. The bomb eventually exploded, killing everyone on board. Check Aeronautics for new details as they emerge.

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