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    A general view shows construction at the new Grand Egyptian Museum near the Giza pyramids in Cairo on June 4, 2015

    Fire Erupts at Site of Grand Egyptian Museum (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    The archaeological museum, which is still under construction, is set to become one of the largest in the world; it is located close to the famous Giza pyramids.

    A fire erupted in the constructed Conference Building at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Giza on Sunday, Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.

    No immediate information about the casualties or damages has been reported. All the workers have been evacuated, with at least 10 fire control units working at the site.

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    The investigation into the accident is underway.

    The archaeological museum, which is still under construction, is planned as one of the largest in the world, covering in total 491,000 square meters [5,285,080 square feet]; it is located close the world-renowned Giza pyramids.

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