Massive flooding in Egypt kills 25

Published November 9th, 2015 - 01:30 GMT

Twenty-five people have been killed to date as a result of heavy rainfall and floods in the province of Beheira, north of Cairo, according to state-run MENA news agency.

Of the 25, 16 drowned in the flash floods and the remaining nine were electrocuted in separate incidents.

Two bodies were recovered Sunday, one belonging to a 16-year-old boy found in the village of Wadi al-Natrun valley, and another was that of a girl who died by electrocution.

Earlier on Friday, 10 buildings collapsed in Beheira but no casualties were recorded. On the same day, one building was partially damaged, leading to the death of a child and injury to another person as a result of bad weather conditions in the coastal city of Alexandria.

Another woman was killed in a separate building collapse in Alexandria on Friday.

In October, Alexandria Governor Hany el-Messiry resigned amid a public uproar in the aftermath of heavy rainfall and flooding which left five people dead, including two children.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material


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