3 killed in Giza building explosion caused by gas leak
Giza building explosion caused by gas leak - YOUM7/Hussien Tallal

CAIRO: Deputy Head of the Egypt’s State Lawsuits Authority Rashwan Hussein, 64, was killed Sunday in an explosion at a Giza building that also killed two others, Youm7 reported

Investigative authorities revealed the reason behind the explosion was a gas leak, denying any foul play.

Hussein happened to be walking near the building, located in Sahl Hamza St. in Faisal district, at the time of the explosion, read a statement by the Interior Ministry. He was in Egypt for a vacation after living in an unnamed Gulf country for five years.

The two other victims were: a resident of the building and a woman visiting a dentist, whose clinic was at the flat floor of the building. The explosion has left at least 13 injured; all are in stable conditions except for one person in the intensive care room.

The building was highly affected by the accident that an engineering committee said it should be demolished, and the residents should be evacuated.

The committee estimated the damages at 80 percent, and recommended imposing a cordon and banning car parking or presence of citizens around the ramshackle building.

After the blast, huge parts of the flat floor of the building collapsed, and a number of cars and shops standing nearby were affected.

Additional reporting by Wael Mohamed, Mohamed Ibrahim and Waleed Abdel Salam.

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