Explosion of National Cancer Institute scene in Cairo, Egypt. August 5, 2019. Egypt Today/Karim Abdel Aziz
CAIRO - 6 August 2019: After the damage caused by Sunday’s explosion to the building of the National Cancer Institute, a number of Egyptian public figures and entities announced donations for the restoration works.
Businessman Hisham Talaat Mostafa donated LE10 million.
Dar Al-Orman Association donated LE 10 million
The Ministry of Social Solidarity allocated LE 5 million from the budget of Nasser Social Bank to the restoration of the National Cancer Institute.
Businessman Naguib Sawiris donated LE 1 million.
Businessman Ahmed Abou Hashima donated LE 1 million.
Garhy Steel donated LE 3 million.
Businessman Mohamed Aboul Enein announced he would donate any quantity of ceramic needed.
The first donation came from Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan who committed LE 50 million to fund the restoration works of the National Cancer Institute.
Such moves prompted President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to praise the solidarity against “the ugly impact of terrorism”, highlighting it indicates the Arabs and Egyptians' faith in the necessity of standing together in the face of terror.
The institute’s building was damaged by an explosion that killed 22 and injured 47. None of the patients or medical staff members was harmed. However, the patients have been moved to other hospitals.
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.