Egypt’s local digest Sept. 11: 1st Turkish flight lands in Sharm el-Sheikh since 11-month halt; security beefed up at tourist places during Eid al-Adha
First Turkish flight arrives in Sharm el-Sheikh Airport after 11-month halt. Airport welcomes the passengers with flowers, and folk dances (Tanoura dance.) Photo provided on Youm7 website.

CAIRO: No more browse from site to site anymore, here is Egypt’s local news for Sept. 11:


Security beefed up at tourist places during Eid al-Adha

Tourism police has put a plan to secure all tourist attractions and installations during Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice,) Youm7 reported.

The plan includes deploying 5,000 police officers to secure antiquities and touristic places.


1st Turkish flight lands in Sharm el-Sheikh since 11-month halt

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport has welcomed the first Turkish flight since 11-month halt with flowers, flutes and Tanoura dance, Youm7 reported.

The flight was carrying 154 passengers from Istanbul to Sharm el-Sheikh; their arrival procedures were swiftly carried out.

A source told Reuters that Turkish airlines will operate four flights per week between Sharm el-Sheikh and Istanbul.


Female student reported missing  has married in Cairo

Investigations revealed that a missing female student from Upper Egypt’s Asyut has married in Cairo, Youm7 reported.

A young lady has been reportedly gone missing last week when she did not return home after a private lesson.

Her father notified the police saying that his daughter told him she was on her way home, and then her phone was off.

Furthermore, investigations showed that her uncle knew about her marriage.


13 drug pills seized in fabrics container at Alexandria Port

Alexandria Port has thwarted an attempt to smuggle 13 million drug pills inside a fabrics container, Youm7 reported.

The drugs were seized and the owners of the container were referred to prosecution.


9 killed in 4 separate road accidents in 24 hrs

A total of nine people were killed in four separate road accidents within the last 24 hours, according to Youm7.

Six family members of the popular singer Ahmed el-Eissawy died, including his brother on Cairo-Alexandria Road.

Three others died in a multi-vehicle accident on the Ring Road Saturday.

The collision involved a bus, microbus and a car; the accident took place after the bus driver lost wheel balance.

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