Huge fires breaks out at Egypt police station

Huge fires breaks out at Egypt police station

A huge fire has broken out at a police complex in the city of Ismailia in north-eastern Egypt, injuring dozens of pepople, local media reported.

Videos posted online showed the security directorate, a building many storeys high, engulfed in flames. Civil defence sources said parts of it had collapsed.

Fire engines at the scene appeared to be struggling to contain the blaze, the Reuters news agency quotes witnesses as saying. State TV reported hours later that the fire had been contained.

The cause is not yet known.

Deadly fires are not uncommon in Egypt amid poorly enforced fire safety standards.

In August last year, dozens of people died after a fire broke out at a church.

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