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Al-Ahram Studio In Cairo Destroyed By Major Fire

The prestigious 80-year-old Al-Ahram Studio in Cairo’s Giza district has been destroyed in a fire early on Saturday morning that took six hours to extinguish.

Countless Egyptian films and television series were produced there. The fire burned everything inside and spread to nearby buildings.

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The fire broke out hours after the filming for Al-Moalem, a Ramadan television series, finished.

The Public Prosecution has opened an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Culture Nevine El-Kilany visited the afflicted site this morning, promising compensation to affected families.

Al-Ahram Studio was founded in 1944 and built on 27,000 square metres (290,625 square feet) containing three production stages, a screening room, and an editing suite.

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