Middle East
Egyptian canals turn into waste dumps
Residents blame state for lack of rubbish collection services that is leading to public health crisis.
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2012 20:52

Due to a lack of sewage systems and rubbish collection services, water canals in some Egyptian neighbourhoods have become toxic waste dumps. 

Residents of Abu Sir, a district outside Cairo, blame the government for not helping to solve the problem, which is leading to a public health crisis.

Jacky Rowland reports from Abu Sir.


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