Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 28: 16.9K encroachments on Nile River since January 2015: Ministry
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16.9K encroachments on Nile River since January 2015: Ministry

Ministry of Irrigation announced that the total encroachments on the Nile have reached 16,917 cases since January 2015.

Out of the total violations, around 11,447 cases have been removed in 16 governorates.

Launched in January 2015, the “Nile Charter Campaign” aims to remove 50, 399 violations that affect the river, which is the main water resource for Egypt.

Save The Nile Campaign has previously managed to remove thousands of transgressions on the Nile.

The encroachments are monitored via satellite and aerial photography, and the footage is reviewed by “Nile Guards” Committee formed as part of the campaign.


10 involved in migrant boat crisis arrested

A total of 10 people believed to be members of illegal immigration mafia agents have been arrested in Delta’s Beheira over involvement in the migration boat crisis that left over 200 deaths last week, Youm7 reported.


Attack at Cairo bank, 2 security guards injured

A number of unknown armed assailants stormed a bank in Bulaq Abu el-Ela, Cairo, Youm7 reported.

The assailants opened fire on a police man and a security guard outside the bank, and escaped the scene immediately.

Investigation authorities announced reviewing surveillance cameras of the bank to identify the perpetrators.


Captain says migration boat’s fridge contained 30 dead bodies

A captain who helped in pulling out the capsized migration boat off waters said that it had a fridge of one meter in length contained 30 bodies, Youm7 reported.

Adham Allam was the captain of the ship that assisted in pulling out the Rasheed boat that sank last week and left 202 dead migrants.

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