Sugar Factory caught fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo Sugar Factory caught fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo

Helicopters help extinguish fire at Aswan's sugar factory

Wed, May. 2, 2018
CAIRO – 2 May 2018: A sugar factory in Kom Ombo, Aswan caught fire and five people were injured. The fire started in the wood factory affiliated with the sugar factory, and due to the weather conditions, the fire extended to the surrounding areas.

Sugar and Wood Factory caught fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo
A sugar factory catches fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo

Ten fire engines cooperated to extinguish the fire, in addition to a helicopter sent by the Armed Forces. The fire spread quickly due to the strong wind, which also made it harder for the fire fighters to extinguish the fire.

Sugar Factory caught fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo
A sugar factory catches fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo

Ehab Hanafy, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, revealed that Kom Ombo Hospital in Aswan received five injured people, who were discharged after receiving the needed medical treatment.

Sugar Factory caught fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo (3)
A sugar factory catches fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo

Three of the injured suffered from suffocation, one person had minor burns on his arms and the last person had fractured his right arm.


Fire fighters trying to extinguish fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo (2)
Fire fighters try to extinguish the fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo

Aswan Governor Magdi Hijazi went to the accident scene to check on the current situation and the extent to which the civil protection forces took control of the fire.

Fire fighters trying to extinguish a fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo
Fire fighters try to extinguish the fire in Kom Ombo - Press photo
 
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