Tower of flames in Egypt after gas pipeline attack
A pipeline carrying gas from Egypt to Israel and Jordan, running through Egypt's North Sinai, has exploded after an attack by an armed gang.
A tower of flames shot into the air and forced the pipeline to be shut down, Egyptian security officials say.
It is the second such attack in a month on the pipeline, south of the town of El-Arish, just 30 miles (50km) from the border with Israel.
27 Apr 2011