Egypt Independent

Sandstorm causes three cars to crash on Cairo-Alex desert road



Sixth of October City, the Cairo-Alexandria desert road and the oases were hit by a severe sandstorm on Tuesday, causing three cars to crash on the desert road. No casualties were reported.

Atef Hussein of the Agricultural Research Center warned on Tuesday of the storm damaging crops and increasing fungal diseases.

Bad weather in Egypt will last until Saturday, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority said Tuesday.

Dusty winds will lead to low visibility during the day on some roads, and the weather will affect maritime navigation, the authority said.

Waheed Saudi, head of the weather analysis center, said the drop in temperature was significant across the country and that it’s expected to decline over the coming days.

Meteorologists also expect heavy rains in Sinai and the Red Sea mountain ranges.

Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm