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Fire breaks out in Cairo office: Al-Jazeera

PTI | Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:49

Cairo: Al-Jazeera has said a fire broke out in the network`s office in the Egyptian capital, destroying cameras and other equipment.

A statement by the Qatar-based TV station said that the fire started yesterday morning. It says no one was working there, as the station`s offices had been closed by authorities following the July coup that ousted the country`s elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Al-Jazeera called on Egypt to investigate the fire. Egypt`s military-backed government has accused Al-Jazeera of bias because Qatar is perceived to have supported Morsi`s Muslim Brotherhood.

First Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:49
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