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Egypt drowns in an inch of rainwater

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The scandal was especially outrageous because it occurred in one of Cairo’s newest and most affluent neighbourhoods. Rainwater flooded Cairo’s Fifth Settlement neighbourhood four days ago, and we watched as people floated in the streets, water flooded homes, and furniture drowned in water. People were trapped while a sewage network collapsed and the rainwater mixed with the sewage.

We also saw the Ain Sokhna roadway, which was built by the Armed Forces, collapse, despite what was said about the road rivalling those in the US. Al-Sisi had just attended the opening of the road two days before.

The pictures and videos circulated by media outlets and on social networking sites were the most authentic and genuine, given the fact that they were taken by residents of the neighbourhood who were at the heart of the incident. We could hear their cries and calls for the officials to save them, but no one responded. The officials fled, and to make matters worse, the electricity and water were cut from the neighbourhood and the........

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