High temperatures behind the Heliopolis chemicals factory explosion: military spokesperson

An explosion rocked a chemicals factory near Cairo’s airport Thursday night, prompting firefighters and ambulances to rush to the scene.

Local media reported several injuries, but no deaths.

A military spokesman, Col. Tamer al-Rifai, said on Facebook that high temperatures in a petrochemical warehouse of the Heliopolis chemical company caused the explosion.

People in Egypt’s capital residents reporting hearing a loud explosion and then seeing red smoke rising from the factory.

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