This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

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.

Print this page | E-mail this page