Blast destroys Egypt gas pipeline to Israel, Jordan

CAIRO, Sept 27 Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:50pm EDT

CAIRO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed an Egyptian pipeline in Sinai that supplies Israel and Jordan with gas on Tuesday, security sources and witnesses said.

The security sources said the explosion happened west of the city of al-Arish. Witnesses said 15-metre high flames could be seen rising from the pipeline. The cause of the blast was not immediately known. (Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by David Stamp)

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