19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Advice, information and discussion about Egypt in general.

Moderators: DJKeefy, 4u Network

User avatar
DJKeefy
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 10800
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: UK
Has thanked: 838 times
Been thanked: 1820 times
Gender:
Egypt

19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Post by DJKeefy »

At least 19 people were killed and 30 others injured in an explosion outside Egypt's National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt's health ministry said early on Monday.

The interior ministry said one car was speeding and collided with the others, causing the explosion late on Sunday.

Image Image Image

But why the crash caused such a large explosion was not immediately clear. It also was not clear if the casualties were all from the vehicles.

Videos posted online showed fire tenders trying to control a massive fire that damaged several cars.

The cancer treatment facility was evacuated after the crash, which happened near the famed Tahrir Square.

Bank security worker Abdel-Rahman Mohamed said, "We heard an explosion and ... the bank entrance glass was shattered everywhere."

The bank is at the opposite side of the hospital.

The health ministry said the injured people were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Egypt's public prosecutor is investigating the cause of the incident, sources told Reuters news agency. There was no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack.

Sources told Al Jazeera that a team of prosecutors, criminal laboratory and bomb experts has arrived at the scene of the explosion.

Road accidents are common in Egypt. The country's official statistics agency says 8,000 crashes last year caused more than 3,000 deaths and 12,000 injuries.

Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/ ... 34608.html


Image

User avatar
carrie
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 4401
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:46 am
Location: luxor
Has thanked: 2835 times
Been thanked: 5419 times
United Kingdom

Re: 19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Post by carrie »

It said on the news that the car was traveling very fast against the flow of traffic, what ever the reasons terrible.

newcastle
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 7149
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:49 am
Has thanked: 2052 times
Been thanked: 6020 times
Egypt

Re: 19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Post by newcastle »

A car accident with multiple deaths is hardly news in Egypt nowadays. :(

The massive explosion and peripheral damage seems suspicious...and an enquiry is underway. Expect the Egyptian press to be somewhat muted, in line with instructions they have been given, until the “official” line is trotted out.

newcastle
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 7149
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:49 am
Has thanked: 2052 times
Been thanked: 6020 times
Egypt

Re: 19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Post by newcastle »

Well...what a surprise.

The authorities have determined that the crash and explosion was a terrorist incident caused by an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“The Ministry has also stated that Hams, a terrorist group, was behind the attack.

Hams, an Islamist militant group named Harakat Sawa’d Masr (the Arms of Egypt movement) commonly know as Hasm, has been active in the country since 2016. It has taken responsibility, over the years, for attacks specifically attacking security forces.

The Egyptian government qualifies Hasm as affiliated to the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood; however, the MB has staunchly rejected any association to terrorist or violent group activity.”

https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/08/05/ ... xplosives/

newcastle
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 7149
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:49 am
Has thanked: 2052 times
Been thanked: 6020 times
Egypt

Re: 19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Post by newcastle »

As usual they’ve identified and eliminated the terrorists.

Well done! :urm: Impressively fast forensic work!!

“Seventeen members of a terrorist cell were killed across two hideouts in Egypt in raids carried out by security forces on Thursday in response to the bombing of the National Cancer Institute in Cairo.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Interior, eight terrorists were killed during a raid of a hideout in Fayoum, while seven other terrorists were killed during a second raid in East Shorouk, located east of Cairo. Two other terrorist were killed during an attempt to arrest them elsewhere in Cairo.

Police forces found explosives, weapons and ammunition at both hideouts.”

https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/08/09/ ... ing-raids/

User avatar
carrie
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 4401
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:46 am
Location: luxor
Has thanked: 2835 times
Been thanked: 5419 times
United Kingdom

Re: 19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Post by carrie »

Well actually I thought they had been slow this time, doesn't usually take a few days to trace and kill the terrorists.

User avatar
Who2
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 6787
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:04 pm
Location: Snitzel
Has thanked: 1506 times
Been thanked: 5348 times
Gender:
Vietnam

Re: 19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Post by Who2 »

Why should any Government inform the masses, that's you and me just what they are up to.

Who ever gave the public the right to know ? just because we have 'social media ?
When does MI5 or 6 tell 'joe public what's going on, spare me..

That's why it's letters are SIS it means Secret and it ain't a secret if you tell someone is it... 8)
Ps: 'loose lips sink ships' and social media is lippy very lippy...
"The Salvation of Mankind lies in making everything the responsibility of All"
Sophocles.

newcastle
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 7149
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:49 am
Has thanked: 2052 times
Been thanked: 6020 times
Egypt

Re: 19 killed, 30 injured after deadly car crash

Post by newcastle »

It’s when the government MISinforms the masses that I object :)

And it worries me that the Egyptian masses swallow this crap.

Hey ho.....

But it’s too much to expect an announcement along the lines...

“ We reckon some anti government mob were up to no good. We don’t know who they were, or what they planned. Seems they screwed up. But, it’s an ideal opportunity to round up one or two likely lads we’ve had our eye on and “eliminate” them....thus saving the state a lot of bother now, and in the future.”

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Dozens killed, 1,139 injured in nationwide violence
    by DJKeefy » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:12 am » in Know Egypt
    10 Replies
    852 Views
    Last post by Winged Isis
    Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:44 pm
  • Four killed, 404 injured in Port Said, Cairo violence
    by DJKeefy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:31 am » in Know Egypt
    0 Replies
    141 Views
    Last post by DJKeefy
    Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:31 am
  • 47 children killed in horrific train crash
    by hatusu » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:34 am » in News and Sport
    14 Replies
    1325 Views
    Last post by DJKeefy
    Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:12 pm
  • One child killed, dozens injured in pro/anti Morsi clashes
    by DJKeefy » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:11 am » in Politics and Religion
    23 Replies
    3387 Views
    Last post by Dusak
    Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:33 pm
  • Many Egyptian pilgrims killed in Saudi Arabia bus crash
    by Chris » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:51 am » in Know Egypt
    0 Replies
    283 Views
    Last post by Chris
    Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:51 am