SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Sever shortages of petrol in the South Sinai cities of Dahab, Nuweiba and Sharm El-Sheikh have reached crisis levels, according to residents.
The shortages are attribute to the fact that nearly 100,000 holiday-makers were returning home at the same time after the Eid El-Fitr break in a vast area with only six petrol stations.
Brawls between citizens and station workers erupted when people accused the workers of “hiding” the gasoline, leading to workers simply walking out.
“I stopped working since yesterday due to the lack of gasoline 90,” Ayed Mesleh, a Sharm Al Sheikh driver, told Daily News Egypt.
He warned that the is the crisis escalates, it might lead to the “full paralysis” of Sharm El-Sheikh, a major tourist resort.