Explosion at Sharm el-Sheikh hotel leaves staff injured

Reports range between seven to ten workers hurt in the blast

The Red Sea resort-hub only recently had its UK flight ban lifted, following a near for-year suspension
The Red Sea resort-hub only recently had its UK flight ban lifted, following a near for-year suspension

An explosion that took place at a hotel in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt has left several injured, reports suggested. 

According to reports from Egyptian publications Egypt Independent and Egypt Today , on Monday evening (November 11), a gas cylinder leak in the hotel’s cafeteria caused a sizable explosion.

Reports range from seven to ten staff members wounded in the incident.

Firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident and put out the fire at the staff-only cafeteria. Egypt Independent claims the injured have been transferred to hospital for medical treatment and legal action is being taken.

The Red Sea resort-hub only recently had its UK flight ban lifted, following a near for-year suspension.

The Egyptian town's tourism industry has been picking up over the years. A report by STR in 2018 showed a 23% growth in occupancy in terms of room nights sold to 62.8% in November 2018.

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