The prosecution has ordered forming an engineering committee to assess the damage caused to the building of the Cairo University-affiliated National Cancer – Egypt Today/Karim Abdel Aziz The prosecution has ordered forming an engineering committee to assess the damage caused to the building of the Cairo University-affiliated National Cancer – Egypt Today/Karim Abdel Aziz

Engineering committee ordered to assess damage after Monday's blast

Mon, Aug. 5, 2019
CAIRO – 5 August 2019: The prosecution ordered forming an engineering committee to assess the damage caused to the building of the Cairo University-affiliated National Cancer Institute in Kasr al-Ainy area in Giza, following an explosion on late Sunday.

The blast occurred as a result of a wrong-way crash, according to the Interior Ministry's report, killing 19 people, according to the Health Ministry's latest report.

Preliminary reports showed that the facade of the building was damaged and around 10 cars were destroyed. A prosecution team checked the surveillance cameras and listened to the civilians injured in the blast.

Egypt’s Attorney General Nabil Sadiq has assigned South Cairo Prosecution to pursue investigation into the deadly multi-vehicle crash that caused the blast.

The Attorney General ordered a team of prosecutors to head to the crash site and to carry out required examination to stand on the causes of the accident.

A total of 42 ambulance vehicles were deployed to the crash site immediately to transfer injuries to receive needed treatment, according to Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed.

“There are around four seriously injured cases that were registered into the intensive care unit, while other injuries varied between mild to moderate bone break. There are different levels of burns, and cuts and bruises across the injuries’ bodies,” Megahed explained.
 
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