No less than seven folks had been killed and 16 injured in a fireplace in a Nile Delta village on November 13 night, hours after the tried theft of gasoline from a pipeline triggered a gasoline leak within the space, Egypt’s state-run newspaper Akhbar Elyom stated.
One native resident advised Reuters a hospital within the space was packed and that there seemed to be extra casualties than reported. The scent of gasoline was in all places, he stated.
Abdel-Moneim Hafez, head of the Petroleum Pipelines Firm, stated the try and rob the pipeline occurred in Itay el-Baroud in Beheira governorate on November 13 afternoon.
“As a result of an unknown source of flame, there was a flare in the leaked product following the accident,” state information company MENA quoted him as saying.
Technical groups had rushed to the scene after the tried theft and managed the leakage, Hafez stated.
The accidents included completely different levels of burns, MENA quoted Khaled Megahed, adviser to the well being minister, as saying. The entire injured had been in hospital, he stated.