Egypt’s local news digest July 27: Man announced dead after arrested by police; Completion of Safaga Port Project by September
Safaga Port , Youm7

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Man announced dead after arrested by police

A 24 year old man called Mohamed Samir was announced dead after he was arrested over drug possession in Imbaba district, Giza, Youm7 reported.

Preliminary investigations indicated that the young man died after he escaped police custody; the cause of the death was revealed as drowning.

However, Samir’s mother told Youm7 that she was told that her son was not at the police station a day after his arrest; she continued saying that she later received a call from Zeinhom Morguw informing her that her son was shot dead after he drowned in the Nile River.

Relatives of the deceased man gathered outside Imbaba police station, accusing the police of killing their son. Forces reportedly dispersed the gathering by firing shots in the air.


Developing Safaga Port Project to finalize by September: Official

The head of the Red Sea Ports Authority Hisham Abu Senna said that developing Safaga Port project will be finalized by September with a total cost of 510 million EGP.


10,537 Nile violations have been removed so far: Nile Protection Authority

The Nile Protection Authority, which works under the Ministry of Irrigation, has so far removed 10,537 violation cases on the Nile River out of a total of 50,399 cases; Youm7 quoted the head of the authority, Salah Ezz.

The authority has launched “Save the Nile” Campaign in January 2016, since then, it has received around 15,239 reports on Nile transgressions.


Workshop tracking female refugees situation to be held Wednesday

Arab Woman Organization will organize a workshop Wednesday titles “Woman amid conflict” to document the status of female refugees and displaced women.

The workshop will be held in cooperation between the organization and the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

The Director of the Arab Woman Organization, Mervet el-Tallawy and the director of the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies will inaugurate the workshop.


Cairo sees highs of 36°C Wednesday

Cairo is expected to see a hot weather on Wednesday, recording highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C, according to forecasters.

Experts at the official forecast authority said that the temperature will be lower in other governorates lying on the Mediterranean coast, as in Alexandria, which will see highs of 31 and Marsa Matrouh that is expected to see highs of 30 °C.

Temperature is typically high in the southern parts of the country, where Aswan and Luxor cities in Upper Egypt will see Wednesday 43°C and 42°C respectively.

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