Massive fire breaks out at Cairo convention center

2015-03-04 15:04
Cairo convention centre. (Abdel Hamid Abdella, Twitter)

Cairo convention centre. (Abdel Hamid Abdella, Twitter)

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Cairo - Egyptian security officials say a massive fire broke out at Cairo's main convention center, prompting authorities to dispatch 13 fire trucks to put out the blaze.

They say the fire, which has been extinguished, appeared to have started by accident. Hospital officials say two people were injured and were being treated for smoke inhalation.

Huge clouds of black smoke rose from the blaze in the Nasr City neighbourhood, and could be seen drifting across the skyline in the city centre some 10km away.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

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