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Fire in Egyptian reform center for young offenders kills 6

A fire broke out at a state reform center for juvenile offenders in Cairo, killing six children, a security source said on Friday.

Nineteen other children were also injured in the fire that occurred Thursday evening at the institute in the Cairo suburb of al-Marg, the source added.

The fire was caused by an electrical short in the children’s ward, the source said.

The fire was then brought under control.

Prosecutors have ordered a supervisor in charge of the victims’ service to be remanded in custody pending questioning, the source added without giving further details. (dpa / NAN)

(NAN)

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