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12 killed in Egypt chemical plant blast, say security sources

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At least 12 people were killed on Thursday after a gas tank exploded at an Egyptian fertilizer factory on the Red Sea port of Ain Sokhna, according to security sources.

No final numbers of the casualties in Ain Sokhna have been officially confirmed, but medical sources told AFP 10 bodies had been received at a nearby morgue following an incident. Egypt’s official news agency MENA said a total of 15 have been killed and wounded.