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Alexandria ‘Drowned’ by Floods, Leaving Seven Dead

October 25, 2015

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. #اسكندرية_بتغرق #محرم_بك كابل كهربا الترام وقع فى الميه طفلين اتكهربوا وماتوا والاسعاف مجتش لان الشوارع غرقانة pic.twitter.com/OlS5LCIWjE — نــــور الـحـــق (@Noonegy) October 25, 2015 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…

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