Governor of Egypt's 2nd largest city resigns over flooding

CAIRO: Egypt says the governor of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria has resigned over the poor response to flooding that devastated parts of the city following a weekend rainstorm.

Hany el-Missiry's resignation, announced by government spokesman Osama Abdul-Aziz late Sunday, followed the death of at least six people as a result of the flooding in Alexandria, five of whom were electrocuted by a fallen power cable.

The Alexandria flooding capped a series of crises over the past week, including the weakening of the Egyptian pound and an unusually low turnout in parliamentary elections that has raised questions about the country's political direction under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

El-Sissi is chairing a crisis Cabinet meeting Monday to discuss the flooding and other pressing issues.