Thunderstorms bring widespread flooding to Egypt, killing five

CAIRO (AP) — Thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning caused widespread flooding across Egypt yesterday, killing at least five people and injuring five others, officials said, as authorities shuttered schools, government offices and an airport. A child died and five people were injured when floods demolished their houses in a rural area in the southern province of Qena, where lightning ignited several fires. Also in Qena, a motorist was killed when storm winds blew his car into a canal. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin