One Killed As Section Of Bridge Collapses In Cairo

One person was killed when part of a bridge collapsed in northeast Cairo early on Tuesday, state news agency MENA reported.

A fire broke out in shacks under the Al-Sheikh Mansour bridge in Cairo’s Al-Marg district and a number of gas cylinders exploded as a result, causing a section of the bridge to crumble.

A rescue worker was killed and several other people were injured in the accident.

Another rescue worker was trapped under the rubble, a rescue service official said.

Four metro stations were closed after technicians warned the bridge might fall onto the tracks below, Abdullah Fawzy, head of the metro operating company, said.

Officials say that, otherwise, train movement through the metro line is flowing normally.

Egyptians have long complained about the country’s decrepit infrastructure and government inaction to ensure road safety.

Source : Ahram

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