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On suspicion of sabotage at Cairo airport arrested 11 technical workers

11 technical workers at Cairo airport were arrested for 15 days according to preliminary charges of sabotage, which on 28 July resulted in a power outage and delays of flights, including international, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Association of tour operators of Russia.

«Blackout» at Cairo airport took almost an hour and a half. During this time the airport is not only received and did not release the flights, but were not given Luggage. In addition, did not work the security system was disabled computers and air conditioners. It is noted that is not earned and backup generators.

The incident caused a great echo in public and political circles of Egypt. Many politicians and members of Parliament called for an investigation, noting that a similar incident «denigrates the reputation of the country» in General and Cairo airport in particular.

The General Prosecutor of Egypt Nabil Sadek ordered to detain 11 technical specialists of the Cairo airport as part of an open investigation. According to preliminary data, they were charged with deliberate power outage. Prosecutors will investigate the actions of the employees of the company Electricity Company, which supplies electricity to the airport.

The Minister of civil aviation of Egypt Sherif Fathi has formed a special Committee to investigate causes of the accident. According to him, suspicious, not the fact of a blackout, and the fact that the backup generators, which start automatically, have not worked.

The consequence does not exclude that the sabotage was «timed» to the visit of the Russian experts.

On suspicion of sabotage at Cairo airport arrested 11 technical workers 03.08.2017

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