Reuters is reporting a massive fire has erupted on Egypt's Shuqair-Mostorod crude pipeline along the Cario-Ismalia Desert Road.
Here's what we know so far:
- 14-Jul-2020 12:37:34 PM - FIRE BREAKS OUT IN EGYPT'S SHUQAIR-MOSTOROD CRUDE PIPELINE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CAIRO-ISMAILIA DESERT ROAD - STATEMENT 14-Jul-2020
- FIRE IN EGYPT'S SHUQAIR-MOSTOROD CRUDE PIPELINE IS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL, IT WAS CAUSED BY A BROKEN PIPELINE - MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM STATEMENT
Alleged video of the fire has surfaced on Twitter:
"About an hour before the fire, photos and calls were sent for the explosion of the oil pipeline next to the Peugeot agency, next to the 10th position. Unfortunately, no one moved and the disaster occurred," one Twitter user said.
Firefighters on scene.
Shorouk News said, "the first pictures of a huge fire in the parking area of peace near the Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road."
At the moment, there are no official reports on causalities.
Video of crude gushing from a busted pipeline has surfaced on Twitter. The cause of the damaged pipeline has yet to be determined.
— 💃 (@rschouman) July 14, 2020