Civil defense worker dies as Cairo bridge collapses

The bridge connecting between the Cairo neighborhoods of Ezbet al-Nakha and al-Marg collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday following a fire in the shacks underneath and ensuing explosion of gas cylinders.

Civil defense worker dies as Cairo bridge collapses

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Egyptian civil defense worker has been killed as he was trying to rescue people trapped under a bridge that had been collapsed in northeastern Cairo, state MENA news agency reported.

The bridge connecting between the Cairo neighborhoods of Ezbet al-Nakha and al-Marg collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday following a fire in the shacks underneath and ensuing explosion of gas cylinders, according to the agency.

A number of citizens were trapped under the collapsed bridge and civil defense workers rushed to the rescue, the agency said.

The Egyptian authorities are yet to comment on the reported incident.

Last Mod: 11 Şubat 2014, 11:04
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