Cairo (QNN) – Nineteen people at least were killed and 30 others injured after an explosion outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said Monday.
According to authorities, the explosion was caused by a car driving against traffic, colliding with three other cars.
Witnesses said that a car drove against traffic on Cairo’s corniche in the southern district of al-Manyal, causing a multiple car collision. A fire broke out and affected parts of the nearby hospital. People injured by the collision were transferred to other hospitals.
The country’s top prosecutor ordered an investigation into the incident. Authorities are investigating whether the car had intentionally driven into oncoming traffic as part of a premeditated action. They have yet to determine whether there was a criminal motive.