5k baby chicks die in a poultry farm fire in Egypt’s Sharqia

CAIRO: More than 5,000 chicks died in a blaze at a farm in Egypt’s Delta, while at least two more fires erupted across Egypt Friday leaving no fatalities, according to Youm7.

A fire broke out at a poultry farm in Al-Sharqia governorate, causing thousands of chicks to die. The fire was contained after four fire vehicles were dispatched to the site.

Preliminary investigations suggested the fire took place as a result of short circuit, and that the farm is filled with fronds, which helped the fire to grow bigger.

Meanwhile, an emergency state was raised after 12 houses caught on fire in Upper Egypt’s Sohag.

At least nine fire vehicles were deployed to put out a blaze at a chemicals factory in Cairo’s Nozha district.

Investigations to clarify the reasons behind the fires are underway.

Last week, Egypt has seen a series of fires, the reasons of which are still being investigated.

On May 8, a massive fire broke out in Ataba district killing three and injuring dozens, and another one hit Ghouria May 10. The government has promised to compensate those affected by the fire, as the two districts are major fabric markets.

On May 12, a Damietta furniture factory caught on fire, causing damages, and a fire erupted on two floors of Cairo’s governorate headquarters.

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