Heavy rainfall and flash floods kill 26 in Egypt

The death toll from torrential rain and flooding in Egypt has risen to 26 people, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday, citing the health and population ministry.

A further 72 people were injured following the floods over the weekend, according to the ministry.

In South Sinai, nine people were killed and another was injured. In Upper Egypt's Sohag, eight people were killed, 23 injured, and in Beni Suef, a further five people were injured.

In the Red Sea, nine people were killed and 35 others injured.

On Saturday, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered a total of EGP 50 million (around $5.6 million) to be allocated as compensation to the victims of the floods nationwide, while a further EGP 50 million was allocated for an urgent restoration of infrastructure in areas affected by the floods.

Source: National News Agency

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