6 people were killed due to heavy rains in several Egyptian governorates today, while 3 governorates warned citizens not to go to the streets unless absolutely necessary, and one of the governorates suspended studies tomorrow, Saturday.
According to Egyptian media, the wave of bad weather appeared mainly in Alexandria (north) on the Mediterranean Sea.
The website of Al-Youm Al-Sabea newspaper reported that the wave led to the collapse of two properties in the Al-Gomrok and Karmoz neighborhoods in western Alexandria, killing 4 people and wounding 6 others.
For its part, “Akhbar Al-Youm” newspaper reported that the body of a doctor was recovered from under the rubble of the Al-Jumrok neighborhood property, which raises the victims of the two homes to 5 deaths.
In turn, the Governor of Alexandria, Muhammad al-Sharif, announced that the study will be suspended tomorrow, Saturday, after receiving a report from the Meteorological Authority predicting the country’s continued exposure to a state of instability in weather conditions.
In a statement, the governorate appealed to citizens not to leave the house and to avoid going down unless absolutely necessary.
Activists on social media circulated photos and videos of flooded streets and cars in rainwater in the same governorate.
The governor of Cairo, Khaled Abdel-Al, called on the citizens of the capital not to descend except for the most urgent need to not be affected by the wave of bad weather, which is the same thing that the governorate of Giza (west of Cairo) warned about, according to local newspapers.
Also in Cairo, a child was killed by electric shock while walking on a street east of the capital, after a cable fell from the lighting pole as a result of the rain, according to the website of the “Sada Al-Balad” newspaper.