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Cairo airport rocked by 'huge blast as tanks catch fire and explode'


A huge explosion has reportedly been heard in the vicinity of Cairo Airport this evening.

The blast is believed to have been the result of two fuel storage tanks, owned by a petrochemical company, catching fire and exploding outside the airport perimeter. 

Images on Twitter show a large plume of smoke rising from an area of Cairo International Airport.

Some commenters on social media suggested that it was a plane which had set on fire and then exploded.

All flights have been suspended at the airport while officials investigate the blast.

More to follow. 

A huge explosion has reportedly been heard at Cairo Airport. The blast is believed to have been the result of two fuel storage tanks catching fire and exploding

A huge explosion has reportedly been heard at Cairo Airport. The blast is believed to have been the result of two fuel storage tanks catching fire and exploding

All flights have been suspended at the airport this evening while officials investigate

All flights have been suspended at the airport this evening while officials investigate

 



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