Five people hospitalized after fire breaks out at Marina 2 resort

Firefighters from Marsa Matrouh Civil Protection were called in to control a large fire that broke out in the early hours of Monday morning, hospitalizing five people, at Marina 2 resort on the north coast.

The fire, which broke out in a row of three shops in a market area of the holiday resort, took four fire engines to extinguish, said the newspaper Youm7.

Five people were taken to Alamein central hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. They were treated and are reported to be in a stable condition.

The reason behind the fire has not yet been identified, but after Major General Mokhtar al-Senbary, Matrouh security chief, was notified about the incident, the criminal investigation department was ordered to investigate the circumstances.

Marina 2, one of seven resorts of its kind west of Alexandria on the north coast, is currently in high season and receiving large amounts of holidaymakers seeking an escape from summer in the cities. 

Edited translation from MENA

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