10 dead in Egypt chemical plant blast

Family members and relatives of the victims of an explosion at a chemical plant gather outside a morgue to receive their bodies in the Egyptian Red Sea port city of Suez on Thursday. — AFP

CAIRO — At least 10 people were killed Thursday in an explosion at a chemical plant in Ain Sokhna on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, security and medical sources said.

Two medics said that 10 bodies had been received at a morgue in Suez.

Families of victims gathered outside the morgue, an AFP stringer at the site said.

Officials have not confirmed a final toll or the location of the blast.

Local media have reported an industrial accident, citing several figures.

Ain Sokhna, part of the Suez governorate, is around 130 km south east of Cairo.

The resort town doubles as an industrial hub with several petrochemical, ceramics and steel factories. — AFP