Egypt’s local news digest Sept. 29: Students absent from four schools amid tribal clashes in Sohag; Germany’s flights to Sharm el Sheikh Airport to re-operate Saturday
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Students absent from four schools amid tribal clashes in Sohag 

A big number of primary and preparatory students reported absent from attending their schools for the four day in a raw, amid tribal clashes between two extended families in Upper Egypt’s Sohag, Youm7 reported.

Stusdents’ parents refused to send their sons and daughters to their schools where students from two disputed families study.

On Monday, the Educational Directorate at al- Balina village ordered to evacuate four schools which were shot by live bullets in clashes between the two families and left a man killed and another was injured.

Families officially file lawsuits over their missing migrants

A total of 16 families have filed legal lawsuits to the General Prosecution over their missing migrants, who were on board of the capsized boat in Delta’s Beheira, Youm7 reported on Thursday.

Ten people believed to be members of illegal immigration mafia agents have been arrested in Beheira over involvement in the migration boat crisis that left over 200 deaths last week.


Police officer killed, nine policemen injured in road accident

A police officer was killed and 9 policemen were injured after their car was collided along the Western road in Tona al-Gabal village in Minya on Thursday, Youm7 reported.

Many Egyptians die on the road as thousands of accidents take place every year. Lack of road safety measures in Egypt has been blamed by experts for the fatal crashes; however, officials say human error constitute main reason.

Two years ago, Egypt has embarked on a number of projects including applying maintenance to dilapidated bridges, construct new roads and launching drug-driving tests to truck drivers and school bus drivers.


Russian delegation from Rosatom in Egypt for Dabaa NPP

A Russian delegation from the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation arrived in Cairo on Thursday in a visit could last for several days, Youm7 reported.

The delegation is chaired by the Rosatom CEO Sergey Kirienko who will meet with the Egyptian officials to discuss the first Egyptian nuclear power plant in Mediterranean city of Dabaa.

In November 2015, an agreement was signed between the two countries to finance and build four reactors in the first phase. The first reactor will begin operating by 2020.

In 1981, Egypt allocated the Dabaa area in the Mediterranean governorate of Matrouh, 183.9 miles to the northwest of Cairo, 55 square kilometers to build the plant.


Germany’s flights to Sharm el Sheikh Airport to re-operate Saturday

Germany’s air flights to Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh Airport will be re-operate on October 1, after checking the security measures in the Egyptian airports, Youm7 reported.

The Geman airlines will operate one flight per week, said director deputy of the Sharm el Sheikh International Airport Yassir Jahin.


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