Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 14: Powerlifters Randa Mahmoud, Mohamed El Dib win gold medals in Rio Paralympics; Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims rises to 30
2016 Rio Paralympics - Powerlifting - Victory Ceremony - Women's 86kg Group A Victory Ceremony - Riocentro Pavillion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/09/2016. Gold medalist Randa Mahmoud of Egypt poses with her medal. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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Powerlifters Randa Mahmoud, Mohamed El Dib win gold medals in Rio Paralympics

Egyptian powerlifter Randa Mahmoud has won the gold medal in the 86kg category at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, pushing up Egypt’s total medals to ten. Also, Mohamed El Dib won a gold medal in the 97kg category at the Rio Paralympics.


Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims rises to 30

The death toll among Egyptian pilgrims rose on Wednesday to 30, Head of the Egyptian medical Hajj mission Ali Hegazi was quoted by Sabah On talk show on ON T.V. 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.


Egypt resumes talks with AVIC on electric train

The Egyptian Ministry of Transport has resumed the suspended negotiations with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to implement the project of electric train for the new administrative capital, Youm7 reported.

Few hours before signing the contact between both sides in January during the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Cairo, the negotiations have been frozen. The train road will be 68 kilometers with 14 stations.


Egypt offers tender among Japanese companies in October to carry out 4th line of Cairo Metro

Chairperson of the Central Department for Planning, National Authority for Tunnels Tareq Abu al-Wafa, announced that Egypt will offer a tender among a group of Japanese companies in October to carry out the establishing and the drilling of the first phase of the fourth subway line with 19 kilometers and the number 17 station, Youm7 reported Wednesday.


Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival kicks off Sept. 21

The 32th round of the Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival will kick off on Sept. 21 with participation of 90 films from 33 countries, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

The festival will last for seven days and Russia is the guest of honor; the festival will be held under the slogan of “Cinema against Terrorism,” according to the official website of the festival.

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