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Thunderstorms kill one child, injure 20 in Egypt

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CAIRO, March 12 : One child was killed and at least 20 others wounded as thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning caused widespread flooding across Egypt on Thursday, reported Egypt’s official news agency (MENA).

Qena Governor Ashraf Al-Daudi was quoted by MENA as saying that a child died, while his mother and two brothers were injured when floods demolished their houses in a rural area in Qena.

At least 17 people were also injured in a car accident on a highway in Kafr Al-Sheikh, north of Cairo, Gharbia Governorate Police Chief Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Hamza said.

Egyptian railway authorities halted train service nationwide due to bad weather shortly after two Cairo-bound trains collided in Cairo.
The country’s authorities on Tuesday decided to suspend schools and work in businesses and government offices due to bad weather forecasts nationwide. (KUNA) —

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