Egypt’s local digest Oct. 28: 8 drowned, 34 injured due to floods hitting in Upper Egypt
Two buses flipped over in Qena due to heavy floods hitting the governorate early on Friday. Photo by Youm7.

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8 drowned, 34 injured due to floods hitting in Upper Egypt

A total of eight people were killed in multiple vehicle accidents due to floods that hit Upper Egypt’s governorate of Qena early on Friday, Youm7 reported.

Two buses and a truck flipped over in flood water on Sohag-Red Sea Road, leaving eight drowned, and 34 were recovered from the water and sent to hospital.

Floods hit Sohag-Red Sea Road Friday, causing the death of eight people, including two children,  and 34 injured. Photo by Youm7.

Floods hit Sohag-Red Sea Road Friday, causing the death of eight people, including two children, and 34 injured. Photo by Youm7.

Ministry automates health care system at 1K hospitals across Egypt

Ministry of Health has announced the automation of health care system at more than 1,000 hospitals across Egypt, Youm7 reported.

Emad Kazem, head of specialized medical councils at the ministry, said that the automation of the treatment services will facilitate procedures of providing patient with necessary health care at state expenses.

 

 

Egypt’s women’s national volleball team arrives in Cairo after qualifying for World Cup tournament

A mission of the Egyptian National Volleyball team for women have arrived at Cairo International Airport coming from Kenya after winning the African Championship, Youm7 reported.

The players, under the age of 23 years, managed to qualify for the World Cup Tournament; they arrived at the airport wearing the gold medals.

 

 

Cairo might see low rains Friday, sees highs of 28°C

Official forecasters expected low rain to be witnessed on the northern coasts, Lower Egypt and Cairo Friday.

Rains are expected to be heavy on Red Sea mountains and in Sinai, while the temperature will be remain high in Upper Egypt’s cities.

Cairo will see temperature of 28 °C as highs and lows of 21 °C.

 

 

32 tons of rice, 10K litres of diesel withheld from markets, seized in Kafr el-Sheikh

Supply police have seized 32 tons of rice and 10,000 litres of diesel hidden by a farmer and a trader in Delta’s governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh, Youm7 reported.

The seized amounts of products were withheld from the local market amid a current lack of subsidized basic items and unprecedented prices hike due to dollar crisis.

The government has launched a heightened crackdown on traders who are selling items for higher prices or blocking them from consumers.

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