UPDATE: Egypt’s local digest Aug. 16: Egypt sends medical delegation to Djibouti; Safety measures on Cairo road to be inspected after fatal crash
22 people were killed and 11 others were injured in an accident took place when one of the wheels of a microbus exploded causing the vehicle to deviate and crashed into a light post on the road- YOUM7

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Egypt sends medical delegation to Dijibouti

The Ministry of Health has dispatched a delegation of doctors in different fields of specializations to Djibouti as part of medical cooperation between the two countries, Youm7 reported.

Minister of Health Ahmed Emad said that it is not the first time a medical delegation is sent to an African country.

 

Safety measures on Cairo road to be inspected after fatal crash

Mit Ghamr-Mansoura Road in Cairo that witnessed a fatal crash Monday, leaving 22 dead and dozens injured, will be inspected by road experts in terms of safety measures available.

The head of the Road and Bridges Authority Adel Tork has visited the accident site to inspect the presence of road signs and warnings, remove the remnants of the accident and fix the road.

Many Egyptians die on the road as thousands of accidents take place every year. Officials say that human error are the main reason behind the fatal crashes; however, experts blame lack of safety measures and road maintenance.

 

Ultras attempt to clash with Ahly’s Martin Jol over team losses

A number of members of Ahly Ultras have attempted to clash with the Ahly coach Martin Jol during a training session.

Many Ahly fans have voiced their rejection for Jol to continue as the coach blaming him for the low performance of the players and team’s recent losses.

Driver stops train to buy sweet potatoes

A video went viral on social media showing that an Egyptian train driver has stopped the train and get out buying sweet potatoes from a farm, locates along the railway, Youm7 reported Monday.

The train was heading from coast city of Damietta to Nile Delta’s Tanta. The driver act stirred anger of the passengers.

رواد مواقع التواصل يتداولون فيديو لسائق أوقف… من طرف youm7
Death toll of road accident in Cairo rises to 22 people

The death toll of a road accident on Mit Ghamr Road in Cairo has risen to 22 people, Youm7 reported Monday evening. Eleven other people were injured.

The accident took place when one of the wheels of a microbus exploded causing the vehicle to deviate and crashed into a light post on the road.

 

Married woman jailed for selling her illegal infant to spend on lover

Egyptian authorities have extended detention of a married woman for 15 day in jail pending investigations over selling their illegal newborn child for 1,800 EGP (around US$202) to spend on her lover, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

 

Egypt open production line for 14-carat gold

Minister of Supply Khaled Hanai will hold a press conference Tuesday to announce about opening new line to produce 14-carat gold in Egyptian market, Youm7 reported.  Egyptian market has 24, 21, and18 carat gold, which sharply hiked in the past few weeks amid of the dollar crisis that Egypt faces.

 

Water outage in Mohandessin for building 4th line of Cairo Metro

The Holding Company for Water and Wastewater announced Tuesday that some district in Giza’s Mohandessin will see water outage Wednesday due to diversion in water network for building the fourth line of Cairo Metro, Youm7 reported.

The outage will last for six hours starting at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday in Sudan Street to July 26 Street, Gamait al-Dewal street, Alihutah Agouza area ,  Mahasen El Shazly street  – Al-Nabawi al-Mohandis.

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