Wednesday, November 04, 2015

UPDATE 5: Death toll rises to 12 as rain storms in Egypt cause havoc - VIDEO

Egypt's inclement weather left at least 12 dead on Wednesday - 11 in three villages in Beheira and one in Alexandria.

Rain left  homes flooded and traffic disrupted in northern parts of the country for a second time in less than a fortnight.

Eight of the Beheira victims died in Wadi El-Natroun City's Afoun, two in Abou Homos and one in El-Rahamnia, according to Ahram Online's correspondent. All three villages are located in Beheria governorate.

Three of the victims died after being electrocuted by light poles, the same way several people had been killed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria last month when it had been flooded.

One of the three who were electrocuted was a 17-year-old boy named Amin Diab in Afoun Village, where 30-year-old woman Halima Kandil and 25-year-old man Ibrahim Mokhtar were also killed.

Kandil was killed in front of her house after falling into an sewage drain that was open as a result of the floods, while Mokhtar died after the ceiling of his home collapsed due to the heavy rains.

The only fatality in Alexandria died after an aging building collapsed.

The Ministry of Social Solidarity will pay 10,000 Egyptian pounds to each of the victims' families, announced minister Ghada Waly.......
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