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Egypt - Severe weather (EMAEG, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 March 2020)

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  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms caused widespread flooding across Egypt, killing at least 5 people.

  • According to media, 2 people died and 5 were injured in Qena Governorate (central Egypt). An additional 3 fatalities occurred in New Valley, Menofia, and Esna Governorates. The train service is suspended nationwide, as heavy rain caused a train collision in northern Giza, injuring 13 people.

  • Several key highways and some public infrastructure, including seaports and international airports were closed. Schools and government offices will also remain closed on 13-14 March.

  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain and thuderstorms are forecast over Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the north-west coast, and Sinai regions.