A massive fire engulfed, on Sunday, a floating restaurant at Nile River in Cairo’s Zamalek district, a security source at the Cairo Civil Protection told Al-Ahram newspaper.
According to a preliminary investigation, the fire was caused by a short circuit due to high electricity loads and soaring temperature.
At least seven fire engines were sent to the scene and succeeded in extinguishing the fire and rescuing a worker in the boat.
Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel-Aal confirmed that there were no casualties in the incident.
Nile boats were also deployed to the scene to evacuate the boat. A security cordon was also imposed in the area of the burned boat to control the fire.