Four workers killed by old war bomb near Egypt's new capital

2018-05-15 16:57
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Four workers were killed on Monday when a bomb from a former war exploded at a construction site where Egypt is building its new capital, a security official said.

The ordnance had laid dormant from a previous war, said the official, who did not specify which war and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The country's new capital is under construction about 45km east of current capital Cairo.

Workers are building a new district to house a new presidential palace, parliament, 32 ministries and foreign embassies.

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