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Alexandria ‘Drowned’ by Floods, Leaving Seven Dead

Alexandria ‘Drowned’ by Floods, Leaving Seven Dead

The streets of Alexandria were flooded as rain and hail dragged on through the night
The streets of Alexandria were flooded as rain and hail dragged on through the night

In a sudden and swift change of weather across Egypt, the coastal city of Alexandria has been suffering from continuously pouring rain and hail since Saturday night, leaving the city streets drastically flooded.

The condition, however, escalated quickly, causing more loss than that of damaged stores and private property. In the midst of the heavy rain, a power cable feeding the tram line in Moharram Bey was reported on Sunday to have fallen in the rain water flooding the streets, causing seven people and a horse to die of electric shock, reported Youm7.

 

Drowned in rain from rim to rim, Alexandria was left in paralysis, where citizens found great challenge to move across the streets, while ambulances failed to reach the victims in time.

Reads: “Power cable fell in the water, two children died of electric shock and the ambulance hasn’t arrived because the streets are flooded.”

Despite the recurrence of heavy rains in Alexandria during the wintertime, the city remains unequipped with a proper drainage system to overcome the consequent floods which damage the streets and stores. This caused many citizens to express their utter anger at the governor of Alexandria, Hany el-Messeri, for failing to prepare the city for such foreseeable weather conditions, as shown in a circulating video on the social networks.

Below are some of the videos and photos which have circulated the social networks reflecting the chaos that has swept the streets of Alexandria:

 

Commuting across the flooded streets of Alexandria was almost impossible. Credit: Eslam Hassan
Commuting across the flooded streets of Alexandria was almost impossible. Credit: Eslam Hassan
Police officer oversees the empty, flooded streets of Alexandria. Credit: Marwa H. Muhammed
Police officer oversees the empty, flooded streets of Alexandria. Credit: Marwa H. Muhammed
On the flooded streets, fishing boats came in more handy than cars and motor bikes.
On the flooded streets, fishing boats came in more handy than cars and motor bikes.

 

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