External Content

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

People stand near a damaged car after an explosion in Cairo, Egypt August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Sami Aboudi

(reuters_tickers)

By Sami Aboudi and Ahmad Elhamy

CAIRO (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a car near a bridge in central Cairo on Monday after a collision, a health ministry spokesman said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast. Two security sources told Reuters a faulty battery may have been responsible.

Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told journalists three people were injured and transferred to hospital. Another health ministry official told a local radio station that several others were treated for minor injuries.

The security sources said flames from the car spread to a minibus, which Reuters witnesses said was also destroyed, with debris and metal scattered close by.

A civil defence officer told Reuters at the site that at least five people were hurt.

(Additional reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; editing by John Stonestreet)

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


Survey Swiss Abroad

Survey: Keyboard and Hand close-up

Dear Swiss Abroad, tell us what you think

Survey Swiss Abroad

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.








Click here to see more newsletters

Reuters