Power transformer bombed in Cairo slum, no casualties
Explosion of an electricity transformer facility in Cairo's Manshiyat Nasser
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CAIRO: A bomb detonated in a power transformer in Cairo’s slum area Manshiet Nasser, Youm7 quoted prosecution sources.

Residents of the area heard a loud explosion near the Petroleum Gases Company late Tuesday.

There were no damages or casualties reported as a result of the blast, which has caused a partial power cut in some districts.

Bomb experts were deployed to the site to comb the area in search of other explosive devices.

Explosion of an electricity transformer facility in Cairo's Manshiyat Nasser

Explosion of an electricity transformer facility in Cairo’s Manshiyat Nasser

A team from the Manshiet Nasser prosecution reportedly began investigations into the incident, and no suspects were announced yet.

Blasts at transmission towers have declined over the past few months, after a series of such attacks have incurred costs reaching millions of pounds since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

In July 2015, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) announced that a total of 214 power towers across Egypt have been targeted since June 30, 2013 events, costing the power sector with losses estimated at 150 million EGP ($19 million.)

Explosion of an electricity transformer facility in Cairo's Manshiyat Nasser

Explosion of an electricity transformer facility in Cairo’s Manshiyat Nasser

After fixing the targeted towers or installing new ones, the Ministry of Electricity announced it had installed surveillance cameras at the towers nationwide as a measure to curb the attacks.

There are approximately 140,000 transmission towers across the country, Youm7 reported.

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