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Egyptian village blaming fires on 'evil spirits'

A village in northern Egypt has been gripped by panic after dozens of houses were burnt in a series of mysterious fires.

A police investigation is still under way, but villagers believe the cause of the fire is supernatural, started by "djinn" - mythological evil spirits.

Several families in Mina Safour have abandoned their homes and are staying in the streets over fears that they could be the next victims.

Video journalist: Radwa Gamal

  • 26 Jan 2016
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