Egypt's natural gas pipelines - File photo/Reuters
CAIRO - 24 December 2020: The main gas pipeline in Arish, North Sinai, had been exploded on Thursday evening, in Sabika area, west of the city, announced North Sinai Governor Mohamed Abdel-Fadil Shousha announced in a statement.
The explosion did not affect the gas supply to the Masa`id steam station, the citizens' housings in the city, nor the industrial zone in Central Sinai, he added.
The governor confirmed that there is coordination with the Egyptian Natural Gas Company (GASCO) immediately after the explosion, saying that the company immediately closed the control valves to quickly put out the fire.
No casualties were reported, he said, adding that the investigation was launched to detect the cause of the explosion.
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