News Daily Spot: Molotov cocktail kills 16 at Cairo restaurant

more news

Molotov cocktail kills 16 at Cairo restaurant

Source: TheGuardian
A Molotov cocktail hurled at a Cairo restaurant killed 16 people and wounded six on Friday, Egyptian security officials have said.
Police were looking for two young men who carried out the attack because they were previously not allowed to enter, state news agency MENA reported.
A statement posted on the interior ministry’s Facebook page said a preliminary investigation showed the attack happened after a dispute between the staff and some other people, who then threw Molotov cocktails at the entrance.
Security officials earlier said the attacker was an employee who had been fired from the restaurant in the Agouza area in the centre of the Egyptian capital.

Victims of the blast were burned to death or died from smoke inhalation in the establishment. El Sayad restaurant, also an unofficial nightclub, was located in a basement, offering no escape route, the officials said.
The restaurant is among Egypt’s small local eateries that serve food and alcohol throughout the day, then turn into a bar until the early morning hours.
Online video posted by newspaper Youm 7 showed thick black smoke pouring through the doorway of El Sayad as onlookers milled outside unable to help.
Flames were burning the inside of the building and charring the facade of the restaurant, located on the ground floor of an apartment building.

click here