At least 19 people have been killed while several others have sustained various degrees of injuries after a multiple-car crashed in front of Egypt’s main cancer hospital, in Cairo on Sunday night.
Eye9ja understands that the crash occurred after a car set off an explosion in front of Egypt’s main cancer hospital.
The Egyptian health ministry while speaking on the crash, said a speeding car driving against traffic crashed into three others outside the National Cancer Institute in central Cairo. The health ministry confirmed that 30 people have been left injured in the crash.
Between “three and four (of the injured) are in critical condition in the intensive care unit,” Khaled Megahed, a spokesman for the health ministry, told an early Monday news conference.
The health ministry added that the injured were taken to different hospitals for treatment.
Similarly, the Health Minister, Hala Zayed said in TV comments that unidentified body parts were being collected in body bags from the site of the explosion.
She said there was no immediate explanation as to why the crash had caused such a large explosion and officials could not be reached for questions about possible sabotage or whether there had been any explosive materials at the scene.
While reacting to the accident, the county’s top prosecutor has ordered an investigation into the crash, the state-run MENA news agency reports.
“We heard an explosion and … the bank entrance glass was shattered everywhere,” said Abdel-Rahman Mohamed, a security officer at a bank at the opposite side of the hospital.