The National Cancer Institute explosion scene in Cairo, Egypt. August 6, 2019. Egypt Today/Hussein Talal
CAIRO - 6 August 2019: The Ministry of Social Solidarity announced on August 6 that compensation worth LE 100,000 will be given to the family of each victim, and each injured suffering a total disability in the National Cancer Institute explosion.
The value of the compensation provided to each injured who will receive a long-term treatment at the hospital is LE 50,000. The injured whose treatment will not last for more than 72 hours will receive LE 5,000.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, a number of ministers, Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal, and President of Cairo University Gamal al-Khosht visited on Monday the injured who receive treatment at Al-Qasr Al-Ainy Hospital. The delegation also visited the accident’s site.
The prime minister urged Chairman of the Arab Contractors Mohsen Salah to finish the restoration works - which have already started a few hours after the explosion- as soon as possible.
Late on Sunday, an explosion took place on the street where the National Cancer Institute lies in Cairo’s Manial neighborhood. The institute’s building was damaged by the blast that killed 20 and injured 47. None of the patients or medical staff members was harmed. However, the patients have been moved to other hospitals.
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 explosion occurred because of a car that contained explosives and drove wrong-way to crash into three other cars in front of the building. The car was on its way to launch a terror attack elsewhere. The Ministry of Interior held Hasm terror group responsible for the incident. Hasm, arabic for decisiveness, is affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The statement did not reveal further details regarding the terrorist attack Hasm was planning to do.