At least 20 dead in explosion outside Cairo hospital

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Blast occurred around midnight at National Cancer Institute in Egyptian capital

Twenty people have been killed and 47 injured after an explosion outside a cancer hospital in central Cairo.

The blast occurred around midnight local time (2300 BST) on a road running alongside the Nile River in an area outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute. Pictures of the scene published by Egypt’s largest newspaper, Al-Ahram, taken just after the incident showed two burnt-out cars, with at least one completely blackened and dented from the force of the explosion.

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