Girl receives brutal beating from father; stepfather hurls baby against the wall
CAIRO: This week’s greatest culprit is . bacteria.
On Oct.12, FilBalad.com reported that Dr. Hatim Al-Jabali, minister of health and population, said lab tests proved salmonella and not cholera had led to the poisoning of nearly 100 people in Al-Daqahleya province.
Al-Jabali added that a panic had ensued when two village girls in the province died after complaining of vomiting and diarrhea. The rest of the cases have recovered completely after being hospitalized, he said. Furthermore, the governor of Al-Daqahleya called on citizens to adopt safety procedures such as boiling water before consumption and avoiding the use of any water pumps on farmland.
The number of people suffering from food poisoning in Al-Mansoura reached 73. Analysis of drinking water in the area revealed sewage contamination in the water pipes. The salmonella bacteria, originally present in sewage water, caused the typhoid fever that killed two schoolgirls and left the rest with acute symptoms of food poisoning.
Al-Messa newspaper reported that a 38-year-old woman named Salwa died from complications after surgery to remove a towel left in her belly by a surgeon who had operated on her several months earlier.
Al-Messa also reported that a man killed his wife’s six-month-old baby. He was allegedly angry with his wife for making fun of him for not having a job and so decided to kill her child to take revenge. He waited until she had gone out before hurling his stepson against the wall. The child was pronounced dead.
A man tied up his daughter from the ceiling of her bedroom and beat her with a bar, leaving her with several fractures all over her body and an intracranial hemorrhage, Al-Messa reported on Oct. 9. She is listed in critical condition.
Al-Ahram Al-Masaey reported in its Oct.10 issue that in the town of Al-Mahalla a drug addict killed his own mother because she had refused to give him the money he needed to buy drugs. He beat her to death with a bar, smashing her skull.
Al-Wafd on Oct. 11 reported that an unemployed man had killed his neighbor in Al-Matareya by stabbing him several times with a penknife. The victim had been preventing the murderer from molesting girls in front of his house. The killer was arrested.
The net result of traffic accidents in the past few days indicates there has been no change in Egypt’s transportation and road safety policies.
More than 2,000 passengers escaped from a fire that broke out on the Luxor to Aswan train line. Suhag s security department was informed that the fire started on train no. 935. Preliminary investigation indicates that severely hot temperatures leading to an electrical fault may have caused the fire.
Hassan Awad, handball player with Al-Ahli club and national team member, was miraculously saved from a terrible car accident when a worker’s car crashed into his in Giza.