Daily Journal masthead

Egypt closes 4 ports in Suez province over limited visibility from sandstorm gripping Mideast


CAIRO — Egypt's state news agency says authorities have closed four ports in the Suez governorate because of poor visibility due to a sandstorm gripping the Middle East.

Egypt's state news agency MENA quotes the General Authority for Red Sea Ports as saying visibility in the area was reduced to less than 1,500 meters (just under 1 mile) Wednesday morning.

MENA reports that the ports specialize in transporting containers, goods, oils, petroleum products and passengers.

The unseasonal sandstorm has swept across the Mideast, blanketing Beirut, Cairo and Damascus and causing the deaths of at least five people and sending hundreds of others to hospitals with breathing problems.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.