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Two killed in Egypt gas explosion

03 April 2018

Two workers died and nine others were injured on March 31 in an explosion caused by a gas leak at a construction site in Al-Jalala, Egypt. A security source confirmed that the accident took place after a bulldozer ruptured a Gasco natural gas pipeline at the site. The injured were taken to Suez General Hospital.

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The Director of the Suez Civil Protection Department was called to the scene. Three local fire engines and a Gasco company fire truck put out the fire.

The Al-Jalala megaproject involves the construction of a new town, tourist resort and university campus in the southern part of Suez governorate overlooking the Red Sea.

The mammoth project, which was launched in December 2015, is being built by 80 Egyptian companies employing 80,000 workers and engineers under the management of the Egyptian army's Engineering Authority.

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