CAIRO: A worker was killed and eight others were injured after fire broke out in a chemical factory in Damietta Monday, while another factory for plastic products caught on fire in Shubra al-Kheima district of Egypt’s Delta governorate Qalyobia.
Abudllah Metwali was killed due to severe burns in his body while the other eight workers suffered from smoke inhalation.
The fire may have been caused when Metwali discarded a cigarette on chemical substances, the Civil Protection Authority experts said.
In Shubra al-Kheima, fire fighters put out a blaze that started in the ground floor of a plastics factory Monday, Youm7 reported.
On Aug. 16, a carton manufacturing factory warehouse at the 10th of Ramadan City was entirely destroyed in a large fire, while fire broke out in El-Ataba call center, downtown Cairo, on Aug. 13.
A major fire also erupted at paint factory in the 6 October City south of Cairo on Aug. 9. Due to a very extreme hot wave hit Egypt, five workers were killed and four others injured in a fire that broke out at a starch and glucose factory in of Qalyubia.