A massive explosion reportedly rocked the area near Cairo International Airport on Thursday evening. Security sources told Reuters that the blast appeared to have taken place at a fuel-storage facility.
Reuters reported that flight activity at Cairo’s airport has been suspended. However, some local residents say that flight operations have not been halted, and air-traffic-tracking website FlightRadar24 reports that Cairo’s airport is still operating.
The explosion reportedly took place just before 11 p.m. local time.
Images posted to social media show a large funnel of smoke rising above the Cairo skyline. There is no information available on possible injuries or fatalities.
This story is developing.
It seems like the explosion was not at Cairo airport itself but close to it.. My relative took these pictures from his house pic.twitter.com/MJEby6QIt8
— Gigi Ibrahim (@Gsquare86) July 12, 2018
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