Dozens of families have been moved from their homes in the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan after sewage piping flooded in an area called Baraka Demas, state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported.
According to reports, the water severely flooded the neighbourhood’s streets and local houses, workshops and shops. It is unclear where the local families will be moved to.
Aswan Governor Moustafa Yasri and Security Director Omar Nasser ordered eight cars equipped with suction equipment to the scene to remove the waste water.
According to Al-Ahram, Yasri established an operations room with officials from local water, sanitation and electricity authorities, but their work was halted by electricity outages in the area and a generator malfunction.
The electricity outage also led to the interruption of water being supplied to the local area.
In recent years, summers in Egypt have brought ongoing power outages as the grid struggles to keep up with demand, with Upper Egypt suffering more than Cairo and Lower Egypt.
According to government officials, the national consumption spikes by nearly a tenth during summer months owing to the widespread use of air conditioning.