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Monday, 3 October 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: School staircase collapse kills girl, injures 15 others

Tragedy strikes on the first day of the academic year: One schoolgirl died and 15 others were injured after a staircase collapsed at a secondary school in Kerdasa, Giza, according to an Education Ministry statement. Education Ministry Spokesman Shady Zalata hit the airwaves to discuss the incident, holding phone-ins with Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 7:48), El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 1:44), and Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 11:02). Zalata said the cause of the accident is still unknown and authorities are investigating.

Is wheat stuck at ports due to a lack of FX? Some 700k tons of wheat worth around USD 250 mn is stuck at our ports due to a lack of the needed USD to get it released, Karim Abu Ghaly, a member of the Federation of Egyptian Industries’ cereals chamber, told El Hekaya (watch, runtime: 1:57 | 1:51). Essential commodities including wheat should be exempt from import restrictions that since March have caused a buildup of foreign goods at our ports, and which the central bank has only recently begun to ease.

A fresh batch of pre-trial detainees are set to receive a presidential pardon, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, a member of the presidential pardons committee, tells Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 5:51).

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