Screenshot of Ismailia pipeline explosion
CAIRO – 15 July 2020: Maintenance and repair works started at the petroleum pipeline that witnessed a huge explosion at Ismailia Desert Road on Tuesday.
Egypt’s Attorney General Hamada al-Sawy ordered investigations into the incident that left several injuries and around 12 were hospitalized.
The sources initially said that the explosion took place due to a leakage of a broken pipeline; however, the details will be explained after the investigation.
The crude oil leak spread on the road in a thin layer with a thickness of 3-4 cm. The road was,therefore, closed.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly called the petroleum minister to follow up on the accident and the reasons of the explosion.
About 15 fire trucks headed to the explosion site to control the fire.