Three people died as a result of their injuries caused by a fire in a local market in Cairo’s Attaba district, as the number of injuries rose to 91, according to the Egyptian Ambulance Authority.
The fire began last night in a hotel located in the local market of Attaba. The flames spread to other buildings nearby, causing further damage and injuries.
Attaba is a hub for dozens of street vendors in Egypt. Civil Security Officer Gamal Halawa told a local newspaper the fire damaged the stalls of 40 street vendors.
Several people who are suffered from smoke inhalation received medical supervision at nearby hospitals while others received immediate treatment in ambulances at the location.
Security forces remained at the location as fire fighters worked to extinguish the blaze. Afterwards, criminal lab investigators are expected to outline the cause of the fire and estimate the losses.