Huge blast rocks Cairo airport ‘as fuel tanks catch fire and explode’
- Two storage tanks owned by petrochemical company said to have caught fire
- Large plume of smoke and fireball seen rising above Cairo International Airport
- Explosion was ‘outside airport perimeter’; all flights are suspended
A huge explosion has reportedly been heard in the vicinity of Cairo Airport this evening.
The blast is believed to have been the result of two fuel storage tanks, owned by a petrochemical company, catching fire and exploding outside the airport perimeter.
Images on Twitter show a large plume of smoke rising from an area of Cairo International Airport.
Some commenters on social media suggested that it was a plane which had set on fire and then exploded.
All flights have been suspended at the airport while officials investigate the blast.
More to follow.
A huge explosion has reportedly been heard at Cairo Airport. The blast is believed to have been the result of two fuel storage tanks catching fire and exploding
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All flights have been suspended at the airport this evening while officials investigate
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