A fire has engulfed the Cairo International Conference Center, leaving sixteen people injured. Various images have appeared on social media showing the 58,000 square metre Nasr City centre beneath clouds of smoke as fire fighter and police attempt to contain the yet-to-be explained incident.
صورة مقربة لحريق قاعة المؤتمرات pic.twitter.com/3hlsjfm5EO
— Ahmed Shokeir (@Shokeir) March 4, 2015
The fire has occurred just a day ahead of the Cairo Fashion & Tex International Exhibition; a three day event that was set to kick-off at the center on March 5th. State media has said that the fire started inside the complex’s administration building and that further investigations are being conducted into the exact cause.
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