Cairo: At least 16 people were killed and 21 others wounded after a multi-vehicle crash and the ensuing explosion on Monday in central Cairo, Egypt's Health Ministry said in a statement.
The car slammed into three vehicles traveling in the opposite direction, which led to an explosion, said the ministry. Eyewitnesses told Xinhua that the fire was high and fragments of the destroyed cars were scattered across the roads.
The TV footage showed the windows of a nearby building were smashed.
The ministry said that the injured were taken to three different hospitals, where they were being treated for wounds and burns.