June 22, 2021

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Fire in Egyptian reform centre for juvenile delinquents kills 6

A fire broke out in a state reform centre for juvenile delinquents in Cairo, leaving six children dead, a security source said on Friday.

A fire broke out in a state reform centre for juvenile delinquents in Cairo, leaving six children dead, a security source said on Friday.

Nineteen other children were also injured in the fire that happened Thursday night in the institute located in the Cairo suburb of al-Marg, the source added.

The blaze was caused by an electric short circuit in the children’s ward, the source said.

The fire was later brought under control.

Prosecutors ordered a supervisor in charge of the victims’ ward to be remanded pending questioning, the source added without elaborating. (dpa/NAN)

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