UPDATE: Egypt’s local digest Sept. 11:Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims rises to 22: Hajj mission head
Muslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba during their final circling at the Grand Mosque during the annual hajj pilgrimage for this year in Mecca October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed


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

Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims rises to 22: Hajj mission head

The death toll among Egyptian pilgrims rose on Sunday to 21, Head of the Egyptian Hajj mission Sayed Maher was quoted by Youm7 as saying.

In coordination with the Saudi authorities, the operation room of the mission have finalized legal procedures to bury all the deceased upon death, said Maher.

All the cases died of natural causes, including heat exhaustion, high blood pressure and hypertension, he added.

All the Egyptian pilgrims, estimated at 87,000, have successfully ascended Arafat Mount to perform hajj’s cornerstone ritual on Sunday. Arafat Mount is where Prophet Mohammed delivered his final sermon before he died.


Penumbral lunar eclipse to be observed in Egypt Sep. 16

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be observed in Egypt on Friday Sep. 16, the head of the Astronomy Department at the National Institute for Astronomical Research Ashraf Tadros was quoted by Youm7 on Sunday.

The eclipse, during which the Earth’s main shadow does not cover the Moon, will start at 6:52 p.m. and reach its peak before midnight Tadros said.

The eclipse will be also observed in Middle East, Africa regions but not in Latin America, he added.


Egypt’s sprinter Fathallah wins silver medal in Rio 2016 Paralympics

Egypt’s Sprinter Mohamed Mostafa Fathallah on Sunday won a silver medal in the Men’s 100m – T37 Final, Youm7 reported.

Fathallah came second after South Africa’s Du Toit Charl, who holds the World Recod and Paralympic Record in that category.

Fathallah’s medal is the fifth secured by members of the Egyptian mission since the 2016 Paralympics commenced last week.


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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