Death toll from Egypt storms rises to 7

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CAIRO (AP) - A second day of heavy rains and flooding in Egypt's Sinai Desert killed a woman and destroyed hundreds of homes, raising the toll for two days of storms to seven dead, the government said.

Spokesman Magdy Rady said Tuesday a woman died and 12 people injured in southern Sinai and 250 homes were damaged.

Six people, including a British tourist, were killed Monday in Egypt during the storms. One person died in Israel when her car was trapped in a flash flood.

Egypt's state news agency said all 75 patients at the El-Arish General Hospital in the Sinai had to be evacuated when the first floor was flooded. Some 300 families were also displaced.

In the southern city of Aswan, floods and strong winds disrupted power in several neighborhoods.

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