Another 47 people were injured during the explosion in the Egyptian capital on Sunday evening, when a car drove at high speed in the wrong direction and crashed into three others outside the hospital.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Liverpool star Salah posted a message on Twitter that said:
“My full support and condolences to the families of victims and victims of the explosion of the Oncology Institute.”
As reported by Egyptian news outlet Youm7, Cairo University President Dr. Mohamed Osman Elkhosht, speaking in an interview with dmc, has claimed Salah has donated $3m (roughly £2.5m) to help rebuild the institute – roughly half of the expected cost.
The incident was initially thought to have been an accident, but Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s message of condolence to the victim has hinted otherwise.
“I extend my deepest condolences to the Egyptian people and the families of the martyrs killed in the cowardly terrorist incident in the vicinity of the Kasr al-Aini area yesterday evening,” he said on Monday.