Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 22: 48 rare artifacts seized before smuggled to U.S.; 1K fish basins dug on Suez Canal banks
Artifacts seized on board of a U.S. bound container

CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local news stories on August 22 here:

 

19 conscripts injured in vehicle turnover

A total of 19 conscripts were slightly wounded after an armored personnel carrier turned over on Cairo-Alexandria agricultural road, according to Youm7.

The injured were hospitalized and later released after their condition became stable.

Many Egyptians die on the road as thousands of fatal traffic accidents take place every year, with the rate is believed to be on the rise. Although official reports highlight human error as the main reason; road experts blame the crashes on lack of safety measures and maintenance.

 

In pics: 48 rare artifacts seized before smuggled to U.S.

A total of 48 rare artifacts that dates back to Mohamed Ali Pasha Dynasty were seized with a man at Damietta Port on board of a U.S.-bound container, Youm7 reported.

 

 

Artifacts seized on board of a U.S. bound container

Artifacts seized on board of a U.S. bound container

 

Artifacts seized on board of a U.S. bound container

Artifacts seized on board of a U.S. bound container

 

The man called Mohamed was arrested and legal procedures were taken against him.

Similar arrests have taken place at Egyptian airports, borders and ports, where huge amount of drugs, artifacts, sex toys and extra cash have been seized.

 

Fire in tram carriage in Alexandria; no casualties reported

A tram carriage at Sedi Gaber station in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria has caught on fire due to short circuit, Youm7 reported.

No casualties were reported as a result of the fire, which has been swiftly put out by civil protection forces.

 

New project aims to employ 22 youth from welfare homes

The Ministry of Solidarity will kick off a project to employ 200 youth from welfare homes in different companies, Youm7 reported.

The to-be-launched project “With you, hand in hand” will witness cooperation between welfare associations and a number of private companies.

 

1,000 fish basins dug on Suez Canal banks

A total of 1,000 out of 1,380 fish basins have been dug as part of the first phase of the fish farming project on the banks of Suez Canal, Youm7 reported.

Out of the finished aquariums, 587 have been run containing various types of fish species from different European countries.

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