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Alexandria is ‘Drowning’: Chaos Strikes as City Floods Again

November 4, 2015

Several Egyptian cities were hit with a second round of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms on Tuesday night, leaving streets flooded with rainwater due to the lack of proper drainage systems. Three died in Beheira due to the effects of the storm; 17-year-old Amin Diab died of electric shock, 30-year-old Halima Kandil fell into an open sewage drain and Ibrahim Mokhtar, 30, died when the roof of his house collapsed from the rainfall, state media Ahram Online reported In Alexandria, streets filled with rainwater and traffic came to a halt. The storm has left many streets flooded with water, slowing down traffic across the city and restricting many citizens’ movements. So this is happening. #اسكندريه_بتغرق pic.twitter.com/1qTs7wHB9q — بكيزة الدرملي (@Marwaz__) November 4, 2015   The hashtag #Alexandria_is_drowning became Egypt’s number one trending hashtag on Wednesday, as reports of the flooding continued to circulate.     Early last week, Alexandria was paralyzed when a rainstorm resulted in five times the normal amount of rain falling on the unprepared city. Seven citizens and a horse died from electric shock when a power cable feeding the tram line in Moharram Bey fell in the water.  …

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