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March 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the crowded Cairo airport by a swirling sandstorm that grounded planes, forced the Suez Canal to close and is blamed for four road-accident deaths in the Middle East. The storm--described as the worst in Lebanon and Jordan in 50 years--lashed the region with gritty winds, even blowing down a Ferris wheel in Beirut that 15 years of civil war couldn't budge. The seasonal storm also hit Israel, Syria and Cyprus, reducing visibility to as little as 200 yards.
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March 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the crowded Cairo airport by a swirling sandstorm that grounded planes, forced the Suez Canal to close and is blamed for four road-accident deaths in the Middle East. The storm--described as the worst in Lebanon and Jordan in 50 years--lashed the region with gritty winds, even blowing down a Ferris wheel in Beirut that 15 years of civil war couldn't budge. The seasonal storm also hit Israel, Syria and Cyprus, reducing visibility to as little as 200 yards.
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December 26, 1988 | From Reuters
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.
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February 9, 1996 | Associated Press
A cloud of dust blanketed Egypt on Thursday as a suffocating sandstorm forced Cairo International Airport to divert planes, closed highways and delayed a convoy in the Suez Canal. Four deaths were blamed on the storm.
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February 9, 1996 | Associated Press
A cloud of dust blanketed Egypt on Thursday as a suffocating sandstorm forced Cairo International Airport to divert planes, closed highways and delayed a convoy in the Suez Canal. Four deaths were blamed on the storm.
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December 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Unusually heavy thunderstorms triggered flash floods and traffic accidents that killed 16 people, including 13 soccer players who drowned in a bus crash, police and newspapers reported Thursday. Government weather experts described the storms as Egypt's worst in five years. Nearly 40 people were injured in the downpours. Egypt's main port of Alexandria, closed for three days, was reopened Thursday after weather conditions improved.
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December 26, 1988 | From Reuters
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.
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December 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Unusually heavy thunderstorms triggered flash floods and traffic accidents that killed 16 people, including 13 soccer players who drowned in a bus crash, police and newspapers reported Thursday. Government weather experts described the storms as Egypt's worst in five years. Nearly 40 people were injured in the downpours. Egypt's main port of Alexandria, closed for three days, was reopened Thursday after weather conditions improved.
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