Egypt officials: Factory fire north of Cairo kills 5 people

AP News
Posted: Aug 08, 2015 1:04 PM

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security and health officials say a fire at a factory north of Cairo has killed five workers and injured four.

Officials say the fire at the starch and glucose factory in the Shubra el-Kheima district north of Cairo happened when a boiler exploded.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists, say they were able to control the fire before it spread.

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Less than two weeks ago, a fire at a furniture factory east of Cairo killed 25 people and injured 22. Egyptian state-run media said that factory had not obtained a government safety certification.