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Cairo’s Sunday morning showers lead to traffic congestion, accidents

Hana Afifi , Sunday 13 Dec 2015
Qasr El-Nile bridge
Cars move on Qasr El-Nile bridge after heavy rainfall in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, 13 December 2015 (Photo: Mahmoud Madh El-Nabi)
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Cairo witnessed traffic accidents, congestion, and delays Sunday morning due to rainfall.

Three cars and a motorbike crashed in Al-Azhar tunnel, injuring two people. The tunnel was later closed.

Another accident occurred on Mehwer between the Desert Road and Ring Road, user-generated traffic application Bey2ollak reported.

Hashtag #Rain started trending on Twitter, with Cairo’s users reporting a delay on the metro’s first line, which was stalled due to technical failures caused by the rain.

A short circuit stopped the metro at Thakanat Al-Maadi station in the direction of El-Marg.

The 6 October bridge exits, Salah Salem road, and Airport road were flooded. 

Traffic police and lower-ranking officers went to the streets, attempting to manage the congestion.

A light pylon fell in Salah Salem Road between the Saladin Citadel and 6 October bridge.

The head of public relations and media for Cairo’s traffic police advised citizens to drive slowly in areas with water accumulation, such as tunnel entrances and bridge exits, and to not brake suddenly, he told Ahram Arabic website.

Most places in Egypt suffer from poor infrastructure and drainage, leading to flooding.

Sunday’s temperature in Cairo will reach a high of 17 degrees Celsius and a low of 10 degrees.

Sinai, Suez, Menoufiya, Ismailya, Sharqiya, and Matrouh are also witnessing rain and street flooding.

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