November 5, 1994 |
Fresh flooding swept through southern Egypt on Friday, drenching 70 additional villages, seeping water into some of the historic tombs of the pharaohs and collapsing 500 houses on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor. And as survivors of a burning flood that surged from a fuel depot about 200 miles south of Cairo this week began burying their dead, the discovery of dozens of new corpses pushed the death toll from the bizarre tragedy to more than 500.
November 4, 1994 |
Amid charred coffins upended in wrecked cemeteries and blocks of houses in silent black ruins, emergency officials continued to pull bodies out of the rubble Thursday after heavy storms ignited a gasoline depot and sent a deadly torrent of flaming floodwater crashing through this sleeping town.
September 27, 1992 |
Western and Arab tourists cross paths at dawn in the lobbies of Cairo's luxury hotels. The Westerners rise early before the scorching desert sun to visit the pyramids just as Persian Gulf Arabs return from heavy nights out on the town. Egypt's legions of hotels are jam-packed this year. Its pyramids, monuments, temples, cruise liners, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos and beaches are swarming with visitors from all over the globe after a long drought during the Gulf War.
December 26, 1988 |
At least seven people were killed in unseasonably heavy rainstorms sweeping across northern Egypt, newspapers reported Sunday. Two houses in Cairo collapsed under the weight of the rains, killing one person and injuring two. Two people were electrocuted and killed in the Nile Delta town of Tanta and four people died in flood-related road accidents. The downpour started Friday evening and disrupted road and rail traffic.