Egypt: 6 killed in drug rehabilitation facility fire

Cairo: A fire broke out at a drug rehabilitation centre in Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing six people, local media reported Thursday.

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The blaze erupted at the privately operated centre in Alexandria’s district of Al Ajami and firefighters later managed to put it out.

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There were 46 people at the centre housed inside a two-floor villa at the time of the fire, media reports said.

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The cause of the fire is not clear yet.

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Investigations are underway into the incident as authorities have permitted the burial of the dead victims.

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