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Oil spill caused water cuts in Egypt’s Luxor

Water cuts occurred on Saturday for over seven hours in several areas of Egypt’s Luxor due to leakage of a petrol spill near the drinking water station of the city.

The drinking water company said in a statement that the main drinking water station in the city has been shut down since Saturday morning due to the appearance of more than one oil spill near the station. Water has been cut until the spills are addressed.

The company is coordinating with the relevant authorities to address the spills as fast as possible, the statement said.

Governor of Luxor Mohamed Badr ordered an immediate investigation into the incident and suspended the employees responsible for the problem from work until investigations are concluded.

He instructed that legal measures be taken against the hotels and boats on the Nile violating the environment safety requirements.

Director of the Luxor drinking water company said on Saturday that water will again be available soon. Source: Ahram online

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