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The institute’s building was damaged by an explosion 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.