News

Egyptian Television Channels Resume Broadcast After Explosion

Egyptian Television Channels Resume Broadcast After Explosion

sisi

A number of Egyptian television channels lost all transmission on Monday night after the explosion of two electric pylons at the Media Production City in Cairo.

The explosion occurred after six bombs were planted to destroy the electricity pylons and impact transmission.

Despite temporarily being cut, transmission resumed as the majority of the Media Production City relies on backup generators.

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company said it is currently working on fixing the pylons at an estimated cost of EGP600-800 thousand per pylon.

Following the incident, one of the first targeting the Media Production City since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s prosecutor-general ordered an immediate investigation.

Preliminary investigations, the prosecution said, showed one pylon had been destroyed and another was damaged.

Bombs in the past year have often targeted electricity facilities. The government is currently drafting a law that would punish those who target electricity facilities with three years in prison or a five-hundred-thousand Egyptian pound fine.

Egypt Court Rules Homosexual Foreigners Can Be Deported, Banned From Entry
After Houthis Claim Egyptian Soldiers 'Killed In Yemen', Egyptian Military Denies Ground Operations

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Three Egyptian Women Join L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Program

Nour EltiganiNovember 20, 2018

Egyptian MP Drafts New Law to Regulate Outdoor Advertising

Nour EltiganiNovember 19, 2018

Naguib Mahfouz’s Newly Discovered Stories to be Published This December

Mirna AbdulaalNovember 19, 2018

Egypt’s Unemployment Rate Down to 10 Percent in Q3 of 2018

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2018

Egypt ‘Appreciates’ and ‘Trusts’ Final Saudi Investigation into Khashoggi Killing

Egyptian StreetsNovember 16, 2018

Archaeological Mission Unearths Ancient Pregnant Woman Burial

Egyptian StreetsNovember 14, 2018

Egyptian MP to Submit Bill Omitting Religion from National IDs to Parliament

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2018

British Parliament Encourages Lifting the Travel Ban Imposed on Sharm El Sheikh

Nour EltiganiNovember 11, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.