Rain, flooding kills 12 in Egypt

Vehicles drive along a flooded street on a cold and foggy day in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. File photo  Picture: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / REUTERS
Vehicles drive along a flooded street on a cold and foggy day in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. File photo. Picture: AMR ABDALLAH DALSH / REUTERS

At least 12 people were killed in heavy rains and flooding in parts of Egypt on Friday, the health ministry said.

The toll included six people who died when a bus overturned on a flooded road in the southern province of Sohag.

Four people died in the east’s Red Sea province, the ministry said in a statement, without elaborating.

Rains in the fall and winter cause flooding in Egypt, leaving areas with poor infrastructure the worst affected, almost every year.

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