The fireplace ripped by way of the police facility within the Suez Canal province of Ismailia earlier than firefighters contained the blaze, in line with Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar, a spokesperson for the Well being Ministry.
He stated that 12 of the injured individuals had been handled on the web site, whereas 26 others had been taken to hospitals. All however two suffered from respiration difficulties and 7 individuals had been handled and discharged.
A complete of fifty ambulances and two army plane had been dispatched to the scene to move individuals to the hospital.
Native media says it was not instantly clear what number of law enforcement officials had been within the constructing and the variety of individuals injured might improve.
Movies circulating social media present flames engulfing the constructing.
The reason for the hearth was not instantly recognized. In accordance with the native MENA information company, witnesses stated that firefighters initially struggled to regulate the hearth however, after three hours they managed to include it.
The Minister of Inside, Main Common Mahmoud Tawfiq, stated he was following up on the firefighting efforts and checking on the injured officers. He stated a committee was set as much as examine the hearth.
Egypt has suffered a number of lethal fires in recent times. Security requirements and hearth rules are poorly enforced and has triggered many disasters.
In August 2022, a fireplace erupted in a Coptic church killing 41 worshippers, and in March 2021, a minimum of 20 individuals died in a blaze in a textile manufacturing facility.
In accordance with Egypt’s official statistics company, there have been greater than 49,300 fires in Egypt in 2022, which resulted in 203 deaths and accidents to 855 individuals.