March 21, 2019 / 1:13 PM / a month ago

Blast at Egypt chemical factory kills at least eight - security sources

CAIRO, March 21 (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and five injured on Thursday when a chemical tank exploded at a phosphates factory in the Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna, three security sources said.

The factory, which is under development, is owned by the military and is contracted by construction company Hassan Allam Properties, two of the sources said.

Reporting by Ahmed Mohamed Hassan Writing by Yousef Saba Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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