Exploding fuel tanks light up night sky near Cairo Airport

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Associated Press

A large explosion hit fuel tanks on the periphery of Cairo International Airport today, according to local reports. 

Locals in Egypt’s capital say they saw a ball of fire emanating from a nearby chemical factory.
Source: Associated Press

The cause could not be immediately confirmed but a large ball of fire was seen emanating from a nearby chemical facility. 

The dramatic blast was heard across parts of the city and was captured by amateur filmmakers. 

Local officials said traffic at the airport remained unaffected. 

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