Car crash in Cairo kills over 20 people, el Sisi says it is “terrorist act”

The explosion in Cairo near Egypt’s main cancer hospital was triggered by a multiple car crash. [Photo: Internet]
At least 20 people have died and another 47 injured after a car crash involving several vehicles in Cairo caused an explosion.

Four cars collided on Sunday night, causing the blast outside the country’s National Cancer Institute, the health ministry said.

It happened when a car driving against traffic collided with another three vehicles, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a separate statement.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Around 54 patients were evacuated from the cancer hospital after the crash, with Cairo University saying the fire had damaged the main gate of the facility. Wards and rooms were also affected.

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