A vacuum truck sucks rainwater from the streets in the Red Sea- Egypt Today/Emad Arafa
CAIRO - 12 March 2020: A 6-year-old child was killed after a huge tree fell on his house due to the bad weather, injuring his mother and the two other brothers in Qena governorate, Upper Egypt, on Thursday.
The injured people were transported to the Farshout Central Hospital, said the governorate in a statement, offering condolences for the loss of the child, Mohamed Karam Helmy.
Egypt has been hit with bad weather with extremely heavy rains and accompanied by sandy winds, thunder and low temperatures nationwide. This unstable wave of weather would last until Saturday.
A total of 31 trees and 16 electricity towers and a minaret of a mosque have fallen, while 5 houses collapsed in the governorate.
The state of emergency was declared on Thursday, which was also declared a paid holiday to avoid traffic in the streets.
The government urged people to stay home and not to park near trees or in a low area, as the rain may amount to 60-70 millimeters, which exceeds the infrastructure's capacity in most cities.