UPDATE: Egypt’s local news digest July 8:Teenager killed over verbally harassing a girl in Beni Suef
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Teenager killed over verbally harassing a girl in Beni Suef

A man was killed in a fight with a brother of girl over verbal harassment south of Upper Egypt’s governorate of Beni Suef, Youm7 reported Friday.

The fight erupted after the brother of the girl blamed the 18 year old deceased for harassing his sister at a public park during Eid al Fitr. The forensic report for the dead body of the student revealed he was stabbed with a knife in his belly.

Police officer, fiancée found dead in car north of Cairo

A police officer and his fiancée were found dead Thursday inside a car parked at a garage in Gesr al Suez area northwest of Cairo, Youm7 reported.

Motives behind the death of the 20 year-old lieutenant remain unknown until the forensic report is released. Hi colleague said he suggests “criminal aspects” behind the death.

47 ships transit the Suez Canal carrying 2.3m tons on Friday: SCA chairman

Forty seven vessels have transited the Suez Canal on Friday with a total load of 2.3 million tons, Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman Mohab Mamish was quoted by Youm7.

Madison Maersk  is among the ships crossed the canal on Friday carrying 200,000 tons, said Mamish adding that an average of 43.8 ships transited the canal per day during June, with an average load of 2.66m tons per day. The average load per ship was about 60,608 tons during that period.

Divers in search for whale seen in North Coast; officials warn citizens against annoying fish

Ministry of Environment has called on beach goers at the North Coast not to “act aggressively toward whales spotted in the area, or take any action that would annoy them,” in case they were detected in the vicinity of the tourist places.

The ministry has received a report saying that a whale was spotted in Marina resort town in the Mediterranean Sea; officials urged citizens to take photos of dolphins, tortoise or any strange fish that appear in the area and send the pictures to the ministry with the location details in order to “enrich the biodiversity of Egypt database.”

After citizens reported seeing a whale, the ministry sent divers to search for it in the area, and make sure it is safe and not injured.

Investigations begin into Cairo amusement park accident 

Investigations began into an accident at a small amusement park in Cairo’s Abbasiya district, after a ride collapsed over the people and reportedly caused some injuries.

75% of first phase of Sisi’s fish farm project finalized: Kafr el-Sheikh governor

Kafr el-Sheikh governor El-Sayed Nasr told Youm7 that 75 percent of the first phase of the fish farming project in the Delta governorate has been finalized.

The project has been announced by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who said that it will be the largest fish farm in the Middle East.

34 new water projects in governorates to finalized in 2016

Youm7 quoted anonymous sources as saying that a total of 34 water projects being carried out by the Ministry of Housing in a number of governorates are scheduled to finalize before the end of the current year.

Aswan village lament water outage spoils their Eid celebrations

Residents of El-Shema village in Upper Egypt’s Aswan have complained of continuous water outage for the past months, saying that the crisis has spoiled their celebrations of Eid el-Fitr.

In statements to Youm7, they said they will sue the water company in the governorate after the Eid el-Fitr vacation.

Alexandria arrests 8 harassers, 67 weapon possessors

Alexandria security directorate has announced that a magnified campaign on the second day of Eid el-Fitr has resulted in arresting eight harassers and a number of outlaws, including 67 people who were caught carrying bladed weapon.

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