Egypt: 38 Injured in Huge Fire at Police Headquarters in Ismailia

At least 38 people were injured after a huge fire ripped through the Ismailia Security Directorate, east of Egypt, on Monday morning.

Egypt’s Ministry of Health said in a statement that said that 12 of the injured were treated at the site, while 26 others were taken to hospital, many were suffering from smoke inhalation. Seven of the injured were treated and discharged.

The Health Ministry has sent 50 ambulances and two military aircraft to the building, and local hospitals have been placed on alert, the statement added.

The blaze, which started at around 3 am (GMT), was brought under control by about 5.20 am (GMT), according to local media.

Local civil defense sources said parts of the building had collapsed under the fire. The cause for the blaze was not immediately known.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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