Belongings of victims are seen amid rubble in front of the damaged facade of the National Cancer Institute after an overnight fire from a blast, in Cairo, Egypt August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
CAIRO – 8 August 2019: Following directives from President Abdel Fatah al-sisi to accelerate paying compensation to the relatives of the National Cancer Institute explosion victims, the government ratified on August 8 a decision of paying the compensation, said the Cabinet in a statement.
Compensation worth LE 100,000 will be given to the family of each victim, and each injured suffering a total disability.
The value of the compensation provided to each injured who will receive a long-term treatment at the hospital is LE 50,000. The injured whose treatment will not last for more than 72 hours will receive LE 5,000.
In the cabinet’s weekly meeting, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and the ministers observed a moment of silence for the victims of the explosion.
Late on August 4, an explosion took place on the street where the National Cancer Institute lies in Cairo’s Manial neighborhood. The institute’s building was damaged by the blast that killed 22 and injured 47. None of the patients or medical staff members was harmed. However, the patients have been moved to other hospitals.