Egypt’s local news digest Nov. 25: Luxor Hotel Occupancy rate jumps to 30% this year; emergency state raised across Egypt after flood warnings
hot air balloons fly over the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor, Egypt. (AP)

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15 injured after bus flipped over in Upper Egypt

A bus flipped over on Qena-Sohag road, leaving 15 injured people and no deaths thus far, announced the Ministry of Health.

The ministry said in a statement that a total of 28 ambulance vehicles were deployed to the accident site.

The injuries were transferred to Qena General Hospital for treatment; their health status has not been revealed yet.


Luxor Hotel Occupancy rate jumps to 30% this year: official

Hotel Occupancy rate in Luxor jumps to between 20-30 percent in 2016, compared to only 10 percent last year, Youm7 quoted Mohamed Othman, member of the Upper Egypt Tourist Promotional Committee.

Othman added that Luxor will host for the first time a balloon marathon with the participation of 43 states and 80 balloons during the period from Dec.9 to Dec.16.

The event is part of a campaign aiming to improve the image of Egypt abroad, in order to restore flow to Egyptian tourist attractions.


Land transgressions since 2011 affected 19.9K feddans: official report

An official report by Ministry of Agriculture stated that the total land transgressions across the country since January 25 Revolution have reached 1,615,000 cases.

The total area of violations is estimated at 71,773 feddan. The report said that violations on 19,900 feddans of them were removed so far.


Cairo sees moderate weather of 21 °

Forecasters expected a moderate weather to prevail Friday during the day hours, and decline at night.

Cairo will see highs of 21°, a minus three-degree from Thursday, while at night; the temperature will record 14°.


Emergency state raised across Egypt after flood warnings

Meteorological Authority has warned of expected floods to hit some governorates, and subsequently, the Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation has raised state of emergency, Youm7 reported.

The Spokesperson for the holding company, Mohey el-Serafy, said that the company has carried out maintenance to around 22 tunnels in Cairo in anticipation of heavy rains.

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