2020-07-15

17 people injured after a crude oil leak at an oil pipeline near Cairo, Egypt

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This is the scene of the rupture of the crude oil pipeline taken on July 14 in Cairo, Egypt. Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Ahmed Goma)

Xinhua News Agency, Cairo, July 14 (Xinhua News Agency):An oil pipeline near the Egyptian capital Cairo suffered a crude oil leak on the 14th and caused a fire, which caused at least 17 injuries. .

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This is the scene of the cracked crude oil pipeline fired in Cairo, Egypt, on July 14. Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Ahmed Goma)

According to the statement of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Egypt, the oil pipeline was laid along a highway outside Cairo. Fire.

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On July 14, firefighters put out a fire at the scene of a cracked crude oil pipeline in Cairo, Egypt. Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Ahmed Goma)

The statement said that after the incident, the staff immediately closed the valves of the nearby oil pipeline, and the current fire has been effectively controlled. The injured people were transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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On July 14, firefighters put out a fire at the scene of a cracked crude oil pipeline in Cairo, Egypt. Xinhua News Agency (photograph by Ahmed Goma)

The local media quoted witnesses as saying that the scene was full of fire and smoke, and many cars caught fire, causing many injuries. On-site traffic has been interrupted.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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This is the scene of a cracked crude oil pipeline fired in Cairo, Egypt, on July 14. Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Ahmed Goma)