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Dozens injured as fire razes police complex in Egypt


Dozens injured as fire razes police complex in Egypt

A massive fire broke out at a police complex in the Egyptian city of Ismailia on Monday morning, leaving at least 26 people injured.

Firefighters swiftly responded to the scene, but it took several hours to contain the blaze.

Local civil defense sources reported that parts of the building had collapsed due to the intense fire. The exact cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.

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Egypt’s Health Ministry stated that 30 ambulances were dispatched to the scene, and two military planes were en route to provide assistance.

While firefighters struggled to control the fire, two witnesses informed Reuters that fire engines were at the scene, and some individuals were seen being brought out, although it was unclear if there were any casualties.

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According to reports, some of the injured were transported to a nearby hospital, with 24 suffering from “asphyxiation” and two sustaining burns. An additional twelve individuals received on-site medical treatment.

The health ministry further mobilized 50 ambulances to respond to the incident, and military emergency services joined the efforts, with two planes dispatched, as reported by state media.

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Deadly fires are not uncommon in Egypt, where fire safety regulations are often laxly enforced, and emergency services can face delays in arriving at the scene of emergencies.