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Poor weather causes deaths, injuries, property damage in Egyptian governorates

Ahram Online , Friday 5 Jan 2018
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Egypt has witnessed several deaths, injuries and property damage on Friday in several governorates due to windy and rainy weather, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Accidents due to bad weather have been reported in Menoufiya, Alexandria, Gharbiya, and Marsa Matrouh.

Two people were killed and four were injured in three road accidents on the Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road near Menoufiya, where major roads are covered in rainwater and mud.

Alexandria has been hit with strong winds, causing property damage to buildings due to falling trees and light posts, as well as car crashes, though no injuries have been reported.

The governor of Alexandria has warned citizens to stay in safe places far from the Corniche and highways and not to touch light posts.

Marsa Matrouh governorate’s Saloum city witnessed a power outage at noon, with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy saying that it is working on restoring power.

Gharbiya has seen traffic jams due to rainfall, while movement in markets has been hindered by mud.

Temperatures will remain cold on Friday, ranging between 20 and 11 degrees depending on the region in the country.

Egypt has been witnessing a wave of unstable weather over the past few days.

Egypt sees average highs of 19.4 degrees Celsius in January and lows of 8.4.

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