A fire on the Shokeir-Mostorod pipeline has been extinguished, although 17 people have been reported as being injured.
The Petroleum Pipelines Co. (PPC) said the fire had broken out at the Cairo-Ismailia Road. The pipeline ruptured but cars continued to drive past. A spark ignited crude from the pipe.
A number of vehicles appear to have been destroyed in the blaze. Videos on social media show people being dragged away from the fire.
Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla has visited the site, which was ignited on July 14. A technical committee has been set up to determine the cause of the accident and provide a report to various government agencies.
An advisor to the Minister of Health and Population Dr Khaled Mujahid said the ministry was providing all necessary care. The ministry said there were sufficient supplies of blood and plasma.
The pipeline runs from the port of Shuqair to the Egyptian Refining Co. (ERC) facility at Mostorod, outside Cairo.
A post on Twitter appears to show a pipeline leak next to a road.
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