Egypt: Over 30 killed following heavy storm
Rain and sandstorms that hit Egypt at the weekend killed at least 31 people, officials said Monday. The bodies of six workers were pulled out Monday of the debris of a six-storey textile factory that collapsed under heavy rain the previous day in the northern port city of Alexandria, officials were quoted as saying by AFP.
And one worker among 10 who had been injured in Sunday's accident died of his wounds, bringing the overall toll of those killed to 10, the officials said. Rescue workers were still looking for about a dozen workers who are thought to be still trapped under the building, they added.
In the Nile Delta city of Tanta, a child died and nine people were wounded when a five-storey residential building came down on Sunday, leaving one person trapped under the rubble.
Some 20 people died and more than 40 were hurt in road accidents Sunday across Egypt blamed on poor visibility from heavy rains and sandstorms, officials said.
Egypt's main ports in Alexandria and the Red Sea opened on Monday a day after authorities closed them due to high winds, low visibility and heavy rains, officials said.