Egypt’s local news digest Oct. 23: 120K Egyptians develop heart diseases annually: cardiologist
Magdy Yaqoub Foundation in Aswan

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Cairo sees moderate weather Sunday

Official forecasters expected a moderate weather to prevail Sunday in Cairo, with the temperature reaching highs of 29 and lows of 19.


120K Egyptians develop heart diseases annually: cardiologist

Cardiologist Ahmed el-Gendy, who works at Magdi Yaqoub Foundation, said that approximately 120 to 130 thousand Egyptians develop heart disease annually, Youm7 reported.

He said that some 20 to 25 thousand children are born with heart disease every year, in statements to Youm7.


4 houses collapse in Asyut; no casualties reported

Four old houses and a carpentry workshop collapsed early Sunday morning in Gharb district in Asyut, leaving no casualties, Youm7 reported.

Building collapses have often occurred in Egypt, with reasons commonly attributed to construction violations and illegal extensions.

Poor construction and lack of maintenance have also reportedly caused several collapses over the past months, especially in Upper Egypt’s impoverished villages where buildings are usually made of mud bricks and roofed by palm fronds.


Hotel occupation in Luxor exceeds 30%: tourist expert

Hotel occupation in Upper Egypt’s Luxor city exceeded 30 percent, Tourist expert Mohamed Othman said, as he expects this season to see high turnout after new tourist markets were opened.

Othman said that such markets include Australia, Latin American countries and Scandinavian states.


Gov’t fights school drop out by national plan

Ministry of Solidarity announced launching Sunday a national plan to combat educational dropout, Youm7 reported.

In order to do so, the ministry will put students’ attendance as a condition for families’ benefiting of “Takafol and Karama” project that pays pensions to impoverished citizens.

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