Egypt offers condolences to South Africa, Philippines over deadly floods

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Apr 2022

Egypt offered its condolences on Wednesday to South Africa and the Philippines over the floods that wreaked havoc in some provinces in the two countries, claiming many lives.

A general view of debris in Bhambayi township following heavy rains, mudslides and winds in Durban, on April 13, 2022. AFP

In a statement on Wednesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt expressed its condolences to South Africa over the floods in KwaZulu-Natal province, which resulted in many casualties and the destruction of facilities, homes, and infrastructure.

“Egypt, as a government and people, offers its sincere condolences to the government and people of the South African Republic and to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery to all the injured,” the statement said, stressing that Egypt stands by South Africa in such painful affliction.

In a separate statement by the foreign ministry, Egypt also expressed its solidarity with the Philippines after the country was overtaken by a storm that resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.

The death toll from the heavy floods and landslides in both countries has exceeded 115, while many have been reported missing.

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