January 30, 2011 / 2:14 PM / 8 years ago

Suez Canal running normally, official says

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s Suez Canal has been operating as usual during protests that have swept the country over the past six days, a canal official said on Sunday.

“Traffic has been running normally, with 45 to 50 ships passing through the canal per day,” said Ahmed al-Manakhi, a member of the Suez Canal Authority’s board of directors who is also responsible for traffic.

“The Suez has not come under any attacks, and the canal is able to manage navigation,” he said.

Reporting by Yousri; Writing by Patrick Werrc; Editing by Dan Lalor

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