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Explosion leads to death of one civilian in Maadi

A gardener found a strange object in his garden that exploded and killed him while he checked it

One civilian was killed and another three injured in an explosion that took place on Friday morning in the Cairo suburb of Maadi when a strange object blew up in, killing a gardener, according to a statement issued by the Ministy of Interior.

The explosion took place in Algeria Street in Maadi when the 35 year-old gardener Hamada Abdel Ati was working in a garden that belongs to a building which he is also guarding.

During the works, the gardener found a strange object, which exploded as he tried to check it, leading to his death. Moreover, the explosion resulted in the injury of his wife and his two children.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health, the killed gardener and his injured family were all, immediately following the explosion, transferred to a nearby hospital in Maadi.

Meanwhile, the interior ministry’s statement asserted that police forces surrounded the crime scene and started to investigate the explosion.

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