Fire at Alexandria company leaves worker dead

A maintenance worker at Abu Qir Company for Fertilizers in Alexandria died after a fire broke out at the company due to a gas leak.

Major General Khaled Ghoraba, Alexandria’s security chief, was notified about the death of the worker, 38-year-old Hany Abdel Fattah Ahmed.

Medical examiners found burns on Abdel Fattah’s chest.

Alaa Hassan, 30, a technician in the company, said the gas leaked and a fire broke out while Ahmed had been doing maintenance work on the gas pipes.

Ahmed’s body was transferred to the morgue and a police report was filed. Prosecutors will conduct investigations.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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