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Egypt takes action against 'dangerous' materials after Beirut explosion

Egyptian authorities have begun measures to transfer dangerous materials stored at airports near populous areas to prevent a catastrophe similar to the devastating Beirut port explosion.

Egypt is taking immediate action against dangerous materials at airports as a precautionary measure for fear of a repeat of the deadly explosion that occurred in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Aug. 4.

In an Aug. 9 statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation announced the formation of a supreme committee to inspect warehouses and cargo areas at Egyptian airports in an effort to move dangerous materials away from them.

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