US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — 7 people were killed in Egypt due to bad weather and heavy rains in various parts of the country, according to a security official and government newspapers Friday.
The official said that “the Zaraib area, located in the 15th of May neighborhood (south of Cairo), witnessed the death of five people,” after the rain washed away their homes.
“Other bodies are being recovered,” the official added.
On Thursday, Egypt was struck by an unstable weather wave that included severe storms laden with dust and heavy rains, which called on the government to suspend work and study that day.
This wave is expected to continue until Saturday, as confirmed by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority.
The government news website Akhbar Al-Youm reported that two people were killed, “electrocuted”, above the Cairo’s ring road.
In turn, the Ministry of Social Solidarity directed the relief and emergency teams of the Egyptian Red Crescent to make the necessary interventions in the “Zarayeb” area.
A statement issued by the ministry said on Friday that “the Red Crescent teams carried out first aid to the injured and provided relief services to 250 families, including beds, mattresses, blankets and dry food.”
The ministry also decided to “disburse urgent benefits until the payment of legal compensation amounting to one thousand pounds (about 64 dollars) for each injured person and 5,000 pounds (318 dollars) for the family of the deceased.”
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