Bad mix: Hungary drivers fume after Shell pumps filled with wrong fuel

Above, cars cross Elisabet Bridge in Budapest. Shell has Shell admitted that pumps at one of their Budapest stations had been filled with the wrong fuel. (AFP)
Updated 24 September 2019

Bad mix: Hungary drivers fume after Shell pumps filled with wrong fuel

  • Filling a car with the wrong fuel can cause substantial damage to its engine

BUDAPEST: Angry car drivers in Hungary took to social media Tuesday after a petrol station run by oil giant Shell admitted that pumps at one of their Budapest stations had been filled with the wrong fuel.
“During delivery ... the petrol went into the diesel storage tank, and the diesel went into the petrol one,” read a statement posted by Shell Hungary on its Facebook page.
The firm said it was investigating the incident, which happened last Friday, and advised affected drivers to contact its customer help department.
Filling a car with the wrong fuel can cause substantial damage to its engine.
Since Shell’s admission over 500 people have posted angry complaints under Monday’s Facebook statement, with many demanding financial compensation.
“I filled my tank there on Friday, today my car was towed away after suddenly stopping, I’m waiting for the firm to call,” read one message, beside a picture of a car being lifted by a crane.


Heavy rain across Cairo cause chaos as residents use bulldozer to escape floods

A video was circulated over social media showing a bulldozer carrying people to help them get to the other side of the road that was flooded by the rain. (Screenshot)
Updated 23 October 2019

Heavy rain across Cairo cause chaos as residents use bulldozer to escape floods

  • Flooding on roads heading to Cairo’s International Airport caused severe delays for flight passengers
  • Authorities in Cairo deployed several vacuum trucks to clear the roads

DUBAI: Heavy rain hit Cairo on Tuesday resulting in floods across the city, leaving residence stranded.  

A video was circulated over social media showing a bulldozer carrying people to help them get to the other side of the road that was flooded by the rain.

 

Scenes of large pools of water were spread among Cairo’s districts including Heliopolis, Nasr city and Salah Salem.

Pictures of people swimming in the puddles were shared on social media. Other images showed floating boxed packages while others pretended to fish in the streams of water gushing down the streets.

 

The weather also caused flight delays, and heavy traffic across the city’s busiest roads, Egypt local press reported.

Flooding on roads heading to Cairo’s International Airport caused severe delays for flight passengers.

In response to the weather conditions, EgyptAir delayed departure time for flights until the maximum number of passengers arrive at the airport.

“The airline has decided to delay the departure of some flights due to the heavy rains, until the arrival of the maximum amount of passengers booked for these flights, to preserve the rights of our customers,” EgyptAir said in a statement.

The flood caused Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to give schools and universities in Cairo a day off on Wednesday, as more rain is expected.

In response to the prime minister’s announcement, Egyptian influencer and university student, Mohamed Tarek, shared a video on Facebook expressing his joy after hearing the news.

Authorities in Cairo deployed several vacuum trucks to clear the roads.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority had sent out weather warnings earlier this week, with expectations of weather disruptions across the country from Monday to Friday.