Egypt’s PM in Red Sea’s Ras Gharib to check damage from rain floods

Ahram Online , Saturday 29 Oct 2016

Severe rains Wednesday and Thursday left at least 15 killed and 47 injured nationwide

Rains flood a street in the Red Sea city of Ras Gharib (Photo: Ahram Arabic news website)

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail visited Saturday Ras Gharib town to check damages one day after severe rain led to floods that left at least 15 killed and 47 injured nationwide, state news agency MENA reported.

The prime minister was accompanied by the ministers of local and administrative development as well as transport, and the Red Sea governor.

Ismail took a tour of the places affected by the flood in Ras Gharib, around 150 kilometres north of Hurghada, and listened to explanations by the governor on how the affected areas would be rebuilt and what relief efforts are being accorded to victims.

Heavy rains caused flooding in several towns in Upper Egypt and along the Red Sea coast Wednesday and Thursday. Impoverished areas with poor infrastructure have been the worst hit. 

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