At least eight people were killed Monday night when two explosions hit an Interior Ministry building of Dakahlia governorate in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, according to media reports from Egypt.
Al Ahram, a semi-official news agency, reported that the general manager of Mansoura’s hospitals said 85 people were injured in addition to the eight dead.
Among the people injured is the head of the security directorate, state-news agency MENA added, citing Health Ministry officials. Part of the building collapsed after the explosion, MENA said.
One blast occurred on one of the top floors of the building and was followed by a car bomb, MENA reported.
Ahmed El Shabrawy was at his home when he heard a loud blast. He told CNN it took him five minutes to run to the building where he saw a man pulled by other residents from the rubble of the building. He estimated that dozens of cars were damaged, and there was a large area around one of the blast sites were there was “heavy material damage.”
At least 10 ambulances had responded to the scene, he said.
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