An explosion reportedly just rocked the area near Cairo International Airport, sending a column of smoke into the air

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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. 

 

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