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Explosion heard near Cairo airport, flights unaffected

Egypt explosion Explosion heard near Cairo airport, flights unaffected
Steven Clarke | 13 July, 2018, 01:54

Business Insider A massive explosion reportedly rocked the area near Cairo International Airport on Thursday 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. The Civil Aviation Minister said air movement at Cairo airport wasunaffected after the blast, contradicting earlier unconfirmed reports.

Sky News Arabic correspondent Faisal bin Huraiz shared an eyewitness video showing an explosion in the direction of what appeared to be Cairo International Airport. The blast was loud enough for residents across the Egyptian capital to hear it and photos already show a huge cloud of smoke rising from the site that one can see from many blocks away.

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Suffice to say, the former vice presidential candidate was not amused by her encounter with Cohen, calling him a "piece of ****". Needless to say, Palin has not responded to the tweet, which directly addressed her official handle on the platform.

The cause of the detonation and fire at the fuel depot is unknown as of yet.

In 2016, ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Russian Metrojet flight that departed from the Egyptian city of Sharm El Sheikh. There is no information available on possible injuries or fatalities.

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