Massive Fire Engulfs Cairo’s International Conference Center

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Massive Fire Engulfs Cairo’s International Conference Center

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:35 am

Breaking news:

Massive Fire Engulfs Cairo’s International Conference Center

A massive fire has broken out at the Cairo International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Photographs from the scene show huge billows of smoke rising over the Conference centre and Nasr City as fire-fighters struggle to contain the fire.

According to state media, at least 16 fire engines have been sent to contain the flames. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Center is the only comprehensive conference centre in the country and is built over 58,000 square meters.

This story is breaking.
http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/03/04/m ... ce-center/


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Re: Massive Fire Engulfs Cairo’s International Conference Ce

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:00 pm

Posted Wed, 04/03/2015 - 14:30 by Egypt Independent (Al-Masry Al-Youm)

Fire at Cairo International Conference Center, 16 injured

Al-Masry Al-Youm
A large fire broke out on Wednesday at the Cairo International Conference Center in Nasr City, Cairo.

A Health Ministry spokesperson told CBC Extra on Wednesday that 16 people have been injured in the fire so far and have been transferred to the hospital.

The fire affected three halls at the center.

A security source said 21 fire trucks affiliated with the Civil Protection Agency, and 10 other trucks affiliated with the armed forces, headed to the scene in an attempt to put out the fire.

Three armed forces aircrafts flew over the scene in order to determine how big the fire was.

Head of East Cairo prosecution Mohamed Abdel Shafy said a team of prosecutors will investigate the cause of the fire.

Exhibitions and conferences are mainly held at the Cairo International Conference Center, following the demolition of adjacent buildings for exhibitions in the same area.


Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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Re: Massive Fire Engulfs Cairo’s International Conference Ce

Post by carrie » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:26 pm

Been there it's a huge place. Firemen from what ever country are some of the bravest people I know. God take care of them.

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Re: Massive Fire Engulfs Cairo’s International Conference Ce

Post by Bombay » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:53 pm

Electrical why didn't I place a bet :!:

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Re: Massive Fire Engulfs Cairo’s International Conference Ce

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:19 pm

Posted by Egypt Independent Wed, 04/03/2015 - 23:00
UPDATE: Fire at Cairo International Conference Center, 40 injured
http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/u ... 40-injured
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