Egypt Watch

Bad weather causes 20 deaths in Egypt

Major General Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, head of crisis sector and decision support in the Cabinet Information Centre, said that 20 people have died from the latest spell of bad weather. Abdel Maksoud added, in a TV interview, that many of these cases died of electrocution, and that Cairo governorate was the most harmed because of the high volume of rain. There was a strong dust storm in Qena, one of Upper Egypt’s governorates, last Thursday in the early morning that caused 20 fires in different governorate centres. The Minister of Housing said in a press conference that the sewerage network will only be able to absorb around 25 per cent of the rain water.