Egypt’s local digest Sept. 10: Sherif Osman wins Egypt’s 1st gold medal at Rio Paralympics; death toll of Egyptian pilgrims rose to 16
2016 Rio Paralympics - Powerlifting - Final - Men's -59kg Group A Victory Ceremony - Riocentro Pavillion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 09/09/2016. Sherif Osman (EGY) of Egypt holds his gold medal following men's Paralympic Powerlifting competition. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE OR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

CAIRO: No more browse from site to site anymore, here is Egypt’s local news for Sept. 10:

 

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims rose to 16

Death toll of Egyptian pilgrims who arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj rose to 16, Youm7 reported.

The last case was for an elderly man, aged 75, who died in a road accident in the kingdom; he was announced dead at hospital.

 

Egyptian won 1st gold medal at Rio Paralympics

Sherif Osman has won Egypt’s first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in the 59kg powerlifting category.

Osman said in an interview that he had worked as parking attendant, cashier and milk seller before he began training as weightlifter.

 

9 Egyptian workers return after detention in Libya

Nine Egyptians who were detained in Libya have returned to their homeland in Upper Egypt’s Minya governorate, Youm7 reported.

The Libyan army reportedly detained 10 Egyptian workers in Misrata city, Libya, 25 days ago.

 

Chaos at Minya police station as detainees torched room, try to escape

A number of detainees reportedly torched detention cell at El-Salam and Nahda Police stations in attempt to escape Friday.

Security forces in return enhanced its presence at the police stations and controlled the situation, Youm7 reported.

 

Crackdown at butcheries in Qalubiya after slaughtered donkeys found

Ministry of Health has announced launching a tight crackdown on butcheries and meat selling shops after three donkeys were slaughtered near a village in Qalubiya, Youm7 reported.

This crackdown comes ahead of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) that is due in September.

Egypt’s veterinary departments, especially in Giza and Cairo, have reportedly seized hundreds of tons of invalid meat and poultry in extensive campaign.

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