Three dead, 91 injured as Cairo’s popular street market goes up in flames

Three people died and 91 others were injured in a massive fire that broke out in the early morning hours on Monday at a popular street market in downtown Cairo, spokesperson to the ambulance authority Ahmed El-Ansary told Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

El-Ansary said that 40 people were transferred to the nearest hospital while the remaining 51 were hospitalised at the scene of the incident.

The fire started in a six-storey hotel in Attaba – where streets are dotted with small, low-price shops and vendors selling a wide variety of goods – before spreading to adjacent buildings and burning for over eight hours.

source:Ahram Online