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Armed Forces continue relief operations in flood-hit village

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The Armed Forces started to distribute urgent relief materials to the flood-ravaged residents of Abu-Simbel Village, Aswan, on Thursday 29/12/2011.

About 10 tons of foodstuffs and commodities along with 2,000 blankets were given out to the residents, said Aswan Governorate Secretary General Mohamed Mostafa.

Some charities and political powers also distributed relief aid to the residents, he said.

The floods emerged after Nasr el-Nouba canal bridge partially collapsed in Aswan on Wednesday.

According to initial reports, the sudden increase of water level in the canal disrupted irrigation station No. 4, increasing pressure on the bridge and leading to its partial collapse. Water coming from the canal gushed into the low-lying village, submerging 14 houses but causing no casualties.