The prime minister and minister of higher education have agreed to assign the state-owned Arab Contractors construction company to renovate the National Cancer Institute affected by Sunday's blast – Egypt Today/Karim Abdel Aziz
CAIRO – 6 August 2019: The prime minister and minister of higher education have agreed to assign the state-owned Arab Contractors Construction Company to renovate the National Cancer Institute affected by Sunday's blast.
An explosion occurred as a result of a wrong-way crash, according to the Interior Ministry's report. A total of 20 people were killed, and the facade of the institute's building as well as a number of cars were damaged.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli contacted Mohsen Salah, CEO of the construction company to affirm the necessity to quickly renovate the building in an efficient manner in order for the institute to continue serving patients.
Madbouli expressed condolences to the families of the victims, followed up on the condition of the injured and instructed providing them with full health care.
Egypt’s Attorney General Nabil Sadiq has assigned South Cairo Prosecution withpursuing 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 atthe crash site immediately to transfer injuries to hospitals to receive the needed treatment, according to Health Ministry Spokesperson KhaledMegahed.
“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. The injuries include different levels of burns, cuts and bruises,” Megahed explained.