Egypt: Huge explosion at Cairo airport

BREAKING: A huge blast has reportedly been heard at Cairo Airport. Initial reports suggested a plane had caught fire, but security sources have confirmed the blast was in a fuel storage depot.

Pictures on Twitter show a huge plume of smoke rising from an area at the airport, lit up orange and red.

Two fuel tanks erupted into a fireball at Cairo Airport that rocked nearby residential areas and could be seen for miles around.

People reported hearing an enormous blast at the airport at around 10.50pm local time tonight.

Flights were suspended after the fuel tanks burst into flames.

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