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Six dead, 16 injured after pipeline explosion in Egypt

14 November 2019

An oil pipeline in northern Egypt exploded on November 13 killing six people and injuring 16 others. Officials said the six people who died were illegally siphoning fuel from the pipeline when the explosion occurred.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

The explosion happened near Itay al-Baroud in the northern province of Bahira, a village located halfway between Cairo and Alexandria. The pipeline transports oil between the two cities. 

Egypt’s oil pipelines authority said the wounded were taken to hospital and that the fire had been put out and the leak fixed.

An investigation has been opened into the incident and one person has been arrested by local police in connection with the blast.


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