Security expel journalists from tower explosion site, arrest 2

Security forces expelled journalists and photojournalists from the blast site of the main electrical towers for the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) on Tuesday, preventing them from covering the incident upon an order from Major General Magdy Abdel Aal, deputy head of the Giza Investigations General Directorate.
Two reporters from a Kuwaiti channel were arrested and transferred to 6 October Police Station. They have been accused of working for the Al Jazeera Channel, which the reporters deny, stressing they obtained a permit from the Interior Ministry to work in Egypt.
Head of Cairo Security Directorate Major General Tarek Nasr and Assistant Interior Minister Major General Ahmed Fadel arrived at dawn on Tuesday to inspect the scene of the incident which temporarily cut all of Egypt's TV channels from the air on Tuesday. 
Initial investigations showed that one of the towers was completely destroyed while the other was partially destroyed.
The Electricity and Renewable Energy Ministry announced Tuesday morning that it would provide alternative electrical feeds to the EMPC, adding that the destroyed towers would be repaired within 10 days at a cost ranging between LE600,000 and LE800,000 for each tower.
Chairman of the EMPC Osama Heikal told MENA that the city will use 15 generators until power resumes normally.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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