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Video: Huge Billboard, Trees Fall Down in Cairo due to Sandstorm

Thu 01 Jun 2023 | 11:44 PM
Rana Atef

On Thursday, a huge billboard fell down on passing cars on the 6th of October Bridge which lead to halting the traffic on the bridge due to a strong sandstorm.

Therefore, a number of civil defense and traffic forces rushed to the scene to save the situation.

It was reported that one person was killed, and two people were injured due to the accident.

On Thursday several parts of Cairo and Giza were hit by a heavy and strong sandstorm, followed by rain, in addition to the heatwave.

Many trees fell down, and their branches were wrecked due to the wind in different areas of Cairo.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority advised citizens to drink enough water and wear maxi cotton clothes due to the heat.

EMA added that the current wave of bad weather could be related to the ongoing spring winds, known in Egypt as Khamasin storms.

Regardless of the heat, Cairo is expected to see some showers throughout the upcoming days.