Fire at Cairo children’s hospital, no injuries
Screenshot of video of firefighters outside Abu el-Rish Children's Hospital Saturday morning
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CAIRO: A fire broke out Saturday morning in a Cairo children’s hospital, and the children were evacuated, according to eye-witnesses.

Fire trucks headed immediately to the Abu Rish Hospital in Qasr al-Ein Street to put it out before it spread to the adjacent hospital, and workers evacuated the children, ON T.V. reported.

The fire started in the discarded waste that was thrown in hospital sewage, eye-witnesses added.

There were no deaths or reports of injuries from the fire, only damage to property, the Ministry of Health spokesperson Hussam Abdel-Ghafour told The Cairo Post Saturday.

The hospital is affiliated to Medicine Faculty of Cairo University; it was established in 1983 as a donation from the Japanese government to Egyptian children.

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