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Egypt state media says blast near Cairo airport injures 12

AP  |  Cairo 

Egypt's state-run agency says a blast at a near Cairo's main airport injured at least a dozen people.

MENA early today quoted an unnamed as saying firefighters had contained the fire caused by the blast late Thursday in a storage facility.

There were no reports of deaths. The said the wounded were hospitalised for treatment.

Images circulated online showed huge flames and thick smoke billowing up into the sky.

said the explosion was the result of the "high temperature."

Temperatures in have reached into the high 90s, low 100 degrees Fahrenheit in recent days, not unusual for in the summer.

The said the explosion happened outside the airport's perimeter and air traffic was undisrupted.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 17:05 IST