Explosion of the National Cancer Institute caused by a car crash in Cairo's Manyal neighborhood, Egypt. August 5, 2019. Egypt Today
Explosion of the National Cancer Institute caused by a car crash in Cairo's Manyal neighborhood, Egypt. August 5, 2019. Egypt Today

Number of ‘Cancer Institute Explosion’ victims, injured rises

Mon, Aug. 5, 2019
CAIRO - 5 August 2019: The Ministry of Health and Population announced that the number of victims in “The National Cancer Institute Explosion” became 20 instead of 19, including four bodies whose identity is still unknown.

The number of the injured rose to 48 from 30. The condition of all of them is stable except for three who lie in the intensive care unit (ICU). On the other hand, 78 patients at the institute were transferred to hospitals affiliated with Nasser Institute for Research and Treatment, Al-Monira General Hospital, and Dar El Salam General Hospital.

The ministry works on transferring 100 percent of patients to other hospitals and medical establishments. In addition to the aforementioned hospitals, the rest of the patients will be transferred to Mabara El Maadi Hospital, and Al Mabarra Hospital.

Minister Hala Zayed thanked the medical team that provided emergency treatment for the injured, and extended condolences to the families of the victims. The types of injuries include cuts, bruises, fractures, and different degrees of burns.

The ministry will offer psychological support to the families of the victims and the injured, particularly children.

Late Sunday, a wrong-way driving car crashed into three other vehicles, causing a huge explosion outside the Cairo-University affiliated National Cancer Institute in Giza, said a Health Ministry statement.
 
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