Egypt has witnessed unstable weather and heavy rain since Thursday. Five governorates, including Alexandria, Beheira, and Gharbeya, suspended classes on Saturday.
The Ministry of Health and Population announced that 13 citizens died and were injured due to the unstable weather.
The official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, stated that a man had died in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate after he was electrocuted in a light pole, while a microbus accident on the Eastern Desert road resulted in the death of a citizen and the injury of 11 passengers. All the injured people were transferred to Beni Suef Specialized Hospital.
He added that Minya governorate witnessed a collision between two vehicles, which resulted in the injury of a citizen, while one person died in Alexandria after a two-storey house collapsed.
Abdul Ghaffar stressed the availability of a sufficient strategic stock of medicines, medical supplies, and vaccines against scorpion and snake bites in all hospitals and health units all over the country.
Egypt’s Meteorological Authority (EMA) warned that parts of Cairo, Suez Canal cities, and south Upper Egypt will see light rain on Saturday.
Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater announced an emergency on Friday throughout the governorates affected by the bad weather conditions.
The EMA added that the weather will lean to cold from the north of the country till north Upper Egypt and warmer in South Sinai and south Upper Egypt.