CAIRO: The death toll caused by weather-related accidents in Egypt’s coastal governorate of Beheira has risen to 18, Security Directorate in the governorate announced Saturday.
Ten of the deaths were found dead inside their bedrooms after accumulated rain water besieged their house. Six others died of electric shocks in flooded streets. The number of injuries reportedly reached 30.
The governorate has been stricken by continuous heavy rainfall amid unstable weather hitting the whole country. The Meteorological Authority has warned governorates, especially coastal ones, of a drop in temperature and heavy showers.
Alexandria, Dakahlia, Damietta and Beheira governorates were affected most after rainwater inundated streets and caused traffic congestion; in some parts, it caused causalities.
A total of 20 homes in Beheira collapsed due to floods; the affected residents were moved to houses, newly built for youths, in Wadi el-Natroun area.
Beheira Governor Mohamed Sultan announced Saturday day off for students due to the “bad weather” and “lack of readiness” at schools to deal with floods that swept through the governorate over the past few days.
Doctors Syndicate allocated 750,000 EGP ($93,445) to compensate residents affected by the floods in Beheira and Alexandria governorates.