Egypt’s local news digest July 2: Families of EgyptAir flight victims to receive death certificates; Education Min. denies ‘alleged’ leaked exam as not true; Minya sectarian violence investigated
FILE - This file still image taken from video posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows some personal belongings and other wreckage from EgyptAir flight 804 in Egypt. Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP, File)

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Families to receive death certificates of EgyptAir flight victims Saturday

A source at the Interior Ministry told Youm7 that civil registry offices will issue Saturday death certificates for the victims of the EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed into the sea last month, and will submit them to their families.


Cairo Airport thwarts attempt to seize plane engines

Five trucks were stopped at the Cairo Airport after seizing three plane engines illegally sold as part of junk that was loaded on the trucks. A police report was filed regarding the incident, and the owners of the trucks were referred to investigations over the illegal purchase.


Minya sectarian violence to be investigated Saturday

Minya prosecution will begin Saturday investigations into violence incidents that took place in Koum el-Lofy Village, in Upper Egypt, after a number of residents set fire to a house owned by a Christian man over allegations he will transform the house into a church.  Hundreds of residents reportedly gathered outside the house, and some of them burnt it; the fire swept to three nearby houses that belong to the owner of the brothers of Christian man, according to Youm7.

Police have arrested 26 people claimed to be involved in the incidents.


Education Ministry says alleged leaked Dynamics questions “not true”

An official source at the Education Ministry denied that the alleged leaked high school question papers are for the Dynamics exam, which the students are taking on Saturday.

A number of Facebook pages, which are dedicated to leaking exams, have claimed they posted the Dynamics exam question paper. High school students are taking Saturday their Dynamics exam after it was postponed last week per a ministerial decision to curb a wave of exam leaks on social media that has been in full swing since the beginning of the Thanaweya Amma (high school diploma) tests. The ministry said that the postponed exams papers will be printed in secret printing houses.


Study to begin soon at four new universities across Egypt

Ministry of Higher Education has announced that four new universities will start opening their doors for students during this coming period and until June 2018. The four universities are in Marsa Matrouh, Tour, Red Sea and Arish cities.


Cairo intensifies crackdowns at food markets ahead of Eid el-Fitr

Cairo governorate demanded the Veterinary Medicine department to intensify crackdowns at markets and selling shops on a daily basis to maintain validity of the displayed food items as matching health standards, especially ahead of the Eid el-Fitr (Breaking the fast) feast.

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