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

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

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

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.
الإنفجار عند سور المطار pic.twitter.com/1I61B5n2Wq - Ahmed Anwar July 12, 2018
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 July 12, 2018

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