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News Thunderstorms bring widespread flooding to Egypt, killing 5

CAIRO -- Thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning caused widespread flooding across Egypt on Thursday 12 March, killing at least five people and injuring five others, officials said as authorities shuttered schools, government offices and an airport.

A child died and five people were injured when floods demolished their houses in a rural area in the southern province of Qena, where lightning ignited several fires. Also in Qena, a motorist was killed when winds blew his car into a canal.

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Geographical coverage Egypt
News date 13/03/2020
Working language(s) ENGLISH