Huge fire rips through Beni Suef

A huge fire gutted 17 houses in Ezbet Allam, Beni Suef on Thursday morning.
 
The blaze also killed seven cattle, five goats and 250 birds, meanwhile destroying an acre of corn and hay and causing suffocation-related injuries for eight people.
 
Five fire engines fought the fire to prevent it from spreading to more houses.
 
Preliminary investigation revealed that the fire broke when a farmer was boiling tea nearby.
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm