Egypt’s local news digest July 21: 3 killed, 13 injured after falling into manhole in Kafr el-Sheikh; Annual divorce cases in Egypt cost 17.8 bln EGP- report

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3 killed, 13 injured after falling into manhole in Kafr el-Sheikh

Three people were killed and 13 others were injured after falling to a manhole that swallowed a child in al-Fayrouz village of Nile Delta’s Kafr el-Sheikh Wednesday evening, Youm7 reported.


The government has announced the state of emergency and 15 ambulances have rushed to the incident scene to tramsport the injured people to Kafr el-Sheikh public hospital.



3 militants arrested in North Sinai

North Sinai security forces killed three militants and injured five others, who tried to target a police personnel, in Sheikh Zewuid, Youm7 reported Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, another militant attack has been thwarted; militants who were riding a motorbike opened fire at a police officer’s car in Arish.

Ministry of Solidarity facilitates Hajj measures for 10,000 Egyptians

Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity is currently working on documenting contracts between non-governmental organizations and the ministry for sending 10,000 Egyptians to Saudi Arabia for performing pilgrimage (Hajj),

Ministry’s National Foundation for facilitating Hajj director Ayman Abdel-Mawgoud told Youm7 Wednesday.

He noted that the first group of pilgrims will fly to Mecca on August 23 on board of EgyptAir flights.

Annual divorce cases in Egypt cost 17.8 bln EGP: report

The total annual costs of divorce cases and marital dispute issues in Egypt reached 17.8 billion EGP, Youm7 cited a report issued Wednessday from the Family Court.

Such amount of money has been funded on litigation expenses and the salaries for  judges, public prosecutors, experts, advisers, staff of the Attroney General Office,  and for policing and guarding the courts.


Egypt will send group of nuclear scientists to Canada for Dabaa NPP

Egypt will send a group of nuclear scientists to Canada to train at Canadian universities to participate their expertise in the project of establishing the Egyptian first nuclear power plant in the Mediterranean city of Dabaa inMarsa Matrouh governorate, according to Manpower Minister Nabila Makram.

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