CAIRO: A wave of bad weather hit Egypt in recent days, causing severe damage to buildings in Upper Egypt, reported Youm7.
In Sohag governorate the bad weather caused a temporary traffic jam and a fire broke out amongst the trees along the Cairo-Aswan highway in front of Shandweel Hospital. In Sohag’s Tahta city, a short-circuit caused a fire that affected 30 houses.
Damaged electrical wires resulted in the death of a large number of birds, cattle and crops. Seven fire trucks were sent to the area of the damaged houses and controlled the fire.
Wadi Gadid governorate also suffered from bad weather that caused electricity to be cut off in some villages.
In Wadi Gedid and Qena governorates, authorities declared a state of emergency in the governorate and along the highways, reported Al-Ahram on Saturday.