About 20 people perish in Egypt storm - Prime Minister

# 04:55
14 March 2020

Approximately 20 people died in the massive thunderstorm that tore through Egypt on Thursday, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Friday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

"As a result of these weather conditions, about 20 people have perished throughout the republic", Madbouly said as quoted by his office in a statement.

The prime minister thanked the citizens for heeding the government's warning about not going out unless it was necessary and commended the police and public utility service for handling the aftermath of the storm.