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Ten people drown on Marsa Matrouh beaches within 24 hours

Ten people drowned and 11 others were injured on the beaches of Marsa Matrouh within 24 hours, the Cairo 24 news website reported on Friday.

The dead and injured were transferred to the Matrouh General Hospital.

A source in the Health Directorate in Marsa Matrouh said on Friday that the beaches of Matrouh saw 10 deaths to drowning during the past 24 hours, and were transferred to the mortuary in Matrouh General Hospital.

The source confirmed that 11 people nearly drowned on the beaches of Matrouh, and were admitted to the departments of Matrouh General Hospital, Intensive Care, and the Internal Medicine Department.

Survivors suffer from shortness of breath with some cases moderate, and others serious. Two were released to improve their conditions and are receiving the necessary treatment under the supervision of hospital doctors.

The Marsa Matrouh City Council decided to prevent vacationers from accessing open beaches.

The head of the city of Marsa Matrouh Reda Gaballah said that the officials of the open beaches at the city council closed the road to visitors of the beaches of al-Abyad, Umm al-Rakhm and Agiba on Friday to prevent them from going into the sea due to turbulent weather conditions.

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