Egypt Independent

Fallen electrical wire kills student in Monufiya



A student at the intermediary school was killed on Thursday by a fallen electrical wire while walking home in the Horen Village of Monufiya, according to the Monufiya Security Directorate.

Head of the Monufiya Security Directorate Mohammed Nagy received notification that the electrical wire, which eye witnesses say was connected to a lamppost only a few meters away from the school, was disturbed due to heavy rains across Egypt on Thursday, falling on the student as he walked by.

The student was immediately transferred by ambulance to the Central Berket al-Sabaa Central Hospital.

Police later notified the student’s family that he had died as a result of the accident and filed a report on the incident, referring it to prosecution for further investigation.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.