Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 7: Horrific road accident in Giza leaves 22 killed
Horrific crash on Farafra road in Baharia oasis, leaves 22 killed.

CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top local news stories on Sept. 7 here:



22 killed in road accident in Farafra        

A total of 22 farmers were killed in a traffic accident on Farafra Road in Bahariya Oasis, Youm7 reported.

The accident took place when a microbus collided with a truck in Giza; the victims were transferred to two nearby morgues.


Ain Sokhna Port seizes forged maps of Egypt

“Forged” maps of Egypt smuggled in a container have been seized by Ain Sokhna port authorities, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

The container included copies of maps that showed the disputed border triangle of Halayeb and Shalateen outside the borders of Egypt.


Gov’t provided treatment to 542K Hep C patients: PM

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said that the government has provided Hepatitis C treatment worth 1,565 billion EGP to 542,000 patients across the country, Youm7 reported.

He also added that around 46 hospitals were renewed, eight new ones were built and 159 others are under construction with a cost of 8 billion EGP.


Private sector allowed 3-day vacation during Eid al-Adha

Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan announced that the private sector laborers will be allowed three-day vacation during the Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice.)


Egypt’s average wheat consumption is 186 kg per capita: report

A report by the Agricultural Ministry announced that the average per capita consumption of wheat in Egypt reaches 186 kg annually, while the global consumption rate is between 70-80 kg.

The head of the central administration for seed production at the ministry urged for rationalizing the consumption of wheat.

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