Egypt: Fire in barrack kills 11 soldiers

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 9, 2010 21:19

CAIRO — An Egyptian official on Thursday said a fire at a barrack for security forces in eastern Cairo has killed 11 soldiers and injured four others.

The security official said about 40 Interior Ministry troops were asleep inside the building at the el-Marg Central Security camp when the blaze broke out.

He said an electrical short-circuit most likely sparked the fire.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the press.


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