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    Up to 10 Reportedly Killed in Blast at Phosphate Plant in Western Egypt (PHOTOS)

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    CAIRO (Sputnik) - Eight workers were killed and seven others injured as a reservoir exploded at a phosphate plant in western Egypt, the newspaper Youm7 reported on Thursday.

    The incident occurred in a Suez Governorate resort town, Ain Sokhna, Youm7 specified. The reservoir for phosphate storage reportedly exploded during its test launch. Firefighters managed to contain the flames following the blast.

    The tragic incident was reportedly caused by a gas leak.

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