Blaze in Al-Azhar Girls Campus: 5 Dead, 130 Injured
|Saturday, December 8,2007 15:35|
A great fire broke out in a lecture hall in the Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Al-Azhar Zagazig Girls Campus, today’s afternoon. The electrically-caused fire led to a partial collapse in the roof of the lecture hall, leaving 5 girl students dead and other 130 injured. Noteworthy, main door of the hall was locked which forced the girls, who were in waiting for their professor, to scramble towards a very tight sub-entrance.
In a related context, eye-witnesses told Ikhwanweb that there is an intensive security appearance outside the state-run hospitals, where the injured girls receive medical treatments; denying their relatives any access to them.
On his part, Dr. Rashaad Al-Bayoumi, an MB Executive Bureau Member and university professor, commented on the accident saying that this tragedy stands as decisive evidence on the absorption of university guard in political action on the expense of campus security and safety. “The regime prospered to draw a sketch of miser over all aspects of life in Egypt” he added “its atrocities aggravate from day to another.”