Sandstorms, high waves close 10 Egyptian ports

Egypt closed ten of its ports on the Red Sea and the Mediterranean on Saturday because of sandstorms and high waves

Sandstorms, high waves close 10 Egyptian ports

Egypt closed ten of its ports on the Red Sea and the Mediterranean on Saturday because of sandstorms and high waves, maritime officials said.

Eight of the closed ports -- Port Tawfik, Adabiya, Zayteya, Sukhna, Ataka, Safaga, Hurghada and Nuweiba -- lie on the Red Sea. Alexandria and Dekheila lie on the Mediterranean.

Officials at the Red Sea Ports Authority said the ports "will reopen as soon as the weather improves."

Reuters

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