Cairo: Huge blast heard at Cairo Airport amid reports ‘plane set on fire then exploded.
A huge explosion has reportedly been heard in the vicinity of Cairo Airport this evening.
The blast is believed to have been the result of two fuel storage tanks, owned by a petrochemical company, catching fire and exploding outside the airport perimeter.
Images on Twitter show a large plume of smoke rising from an area of Cairo International Airport. Some commenters on social media suggested that it was a plane which had set on fire and then exploded.
All flights have been suspended at the airport while officials investigate the blast.