Cairo - Twenty people have been killed and 47 others injured in an explosion near a medical centre in the Egyptian capital Cairo, the Health Ministry said on Monday.
The explosion outside the National Cancer Institute took place late Sunday after a collision involving multiple cars in the southern district of al-Manyal, the ministry said in a statement.
The blast also caused a major blaze that was extinguished, state media reported.
Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said 47 people were injured, after earlier statements put the number at 30. He said most of them are in a stable condition, except three who remain in intensive care.
Megahed was quoted by al-Ahram newspaper as saying that at least four bodies remain unidentified.