Egypt’s local digest Oct. 30: Death toll due to floods-related incidents rises to 19 – Ministry
Two buses flipped over in Qena due to heavy floods hitting the governorate early on Friday. Photo by Youm7.

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Anti-addiction campaign kicks off at schools this academic year

Ministries of Solidarity and Education have coordinated to launch a campaign to lecture students at school about dangers of drugs, Youm7 reported.

The campaign is set to begin this academic year; it aims raise students awareness by sending prevention methods of addiction.

Two years ago, a governmental anti-drug tests kicked off to school bus drivers, where dozens were detected as positive to drug abuse.


Alexandria to install 433 sewers to prevent 2015’s flooding crisis

Alexandria governorate is preparing for the winter by plans to install 433 sewers across the Mediterranean city in a bid to prevent similar flooding crisis as last year, Youm7 reported.

The total cost of the sewers is 2.5 million EGP, according to Reda Farahat, Alexandria governor.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has ordered the government to raise efficiency of sewage networks in Alexandria, after streets pounded by rain water sweeping into homes and resulting in casualties in 2015 .


3 passengers busted at Cairo Airport over smuggling medicines claim

Three passengers were busted at Cairo Airport over allegedly attempting to smuggle huge amounts of medicines, Youm7 reported.

The customs department have stopped the passengers who were back from UAE and seized the medicines.


Cairo sees highs of 28°C Sunday

Forecasters expected a moderate weather Sunday in governorates lying from north Egypt to Upper Egypt, Youm7 reported.

Cairo temperature will record highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C on Sunday.

Some governorates were hit by unstable weather and heavy rains mounted to floods, causing 19 deaths and dozens of people injured.


Death toll due to floods-related incidents rises to 19: Ministry

Ministry of Health annoucned that the death toll in floods-related accidents reached 19 thus far, Youm7 reported.

A total of 72 people were injured as a result of the heavy rains that hit different governorates during the past two days; injuries were reportedly slight mostly bruises.

The ministry also annoucned building temporary shelters and tents for citizens whose homes were damaged by the rains.

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