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Egypt closes four ports due to bad weather

BEHEIRA, EGYPT - SEPTEMBER 27: Egyptian security forces and health workers carry out a search operations for migrants who lost after a boat submerged, at Port Rashid in Beheira, Egypt on September 27, 2016. Migrants' boat submerged on its way to Europe at the Mediterranean Sea. ( İbrahim Ramadan - Anadolu Agency )

Egyptian authorities have closed Suez and Nuweiba ports on the Red Sea due to bad weather, Red Sea Ports Authority said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

The authorities had earlier closed two major ports, Alexandria and Dekheila, on the Mediterranean Sea due to strong winds and high waves, the Alexandria Port Authority said on Wednesday.

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Ships already moored at the two ports were unloading cargoes normally, said Reda al-Ghandour, the port authority spokesman.

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