8 workers killed in gas tank explosion in phosphate factory


Thu, 21 Mar 2019 - 12:02 GMT

Ein al-Sukhna Fertilizer Tank

Ein al-Sukhna Fertilizer Tank

CAIRO - 21 March 2019: Eight workers were killed and seven others were injured on Thursday after a gas tank exploded in a phosphate factory in the Northern coastal city of Ein al-Sukhna, Suez governorate.

The explosion occurred when the workers were conducting a pilot operation of the tank. Immediately, civil protection forces transferred the explosion victims to Suez General Hospital, and investigations were launched.

On February 27, around 23 people were killed and more than 40 others were injured when a train locomotive collided with the buffer stop at platform number six of Ramses Railway Station, causing a huge explosion.



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