Sunday, October 25, 2015

Five dead as Egypt's Alexandria drowns in Sunday’s flash floods

Five people were killed in accidents related to the bad weather that struck the coastal governorate of Alexandria on Sunday, the health ministry said. 

The city of Alexandria, the second largest in Egypt, was flooded due to heavy rain that hit the city Sunday morning.

Heavy rains paralyzed traffic and electricity, causing power outages in many districts across the city, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Pictures of cars, taxis, microbuses, and even people partly submerged in water in  Alexandria cwent viral on social media, with many residents expressing anger at the authorities for not preparing for the rainy season in advance. 

Many pictures showed taxi and microbus drivers struggling to salvage their vehicles out of the drowning streets.

A video, which was posted on Facebook under the title "The Human Ferry",  showed a man helping other residents cross from one sidewalk to the other amid flooded streets........

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