Cairo: 20 killed and 24 injured in a Factory fire

Cairo, March 11 (AFP/APP): At least 20 people were killed and 24 others injured Thursday┬áin a clothing factory fire on the eastern outskirts of the Egyptian capital, medical and security sources told AFP. Twelve fire trucks were dispatched to extinguish the huge blaze as smoke billowed out over the industrial area called Al-Obour, with the cause not immediately clear. The state prosecutor has tasked a team with investigating the fire in the four-storey factory, the sources added. A survivor who suffered burns to about 25 percent of his body said he was nearly overcome by smoke inhalation when he escaped … Continue reading Cairo: 20 killed and 24 injured in a Factory fire