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Four workers killed by old war bomb near Egypt's new capital

AFP  |  Cairo 

Four workers were killed today when a bomb from a former war exploded at a where is building its new capital, a said.

The ordnance had laid dormant from a previous war, said the official, who did not specify which war and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The country's new capital is under construction about 45 kilometres east of current capital

Workers are building a new district to house a new presidential palace, parliament, 32 ministries and foreign embassies.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 03:55 IST