At the very least 9 useless after boat sinks in Egypt

Feb 23, 2021

A number of persons are useless after a boat capsized in Egypt late Monday evening.

The sinking came about on Lake Mariout, west of the Mediterranean metropolis of Alexandria. In a reside video from the lake broadcast by town of Alexandria on Fb Monday evening, Governor Mohammed el-Sharif stated 5 our bodies had been retrieved from the lake, however that the full variety of the lacking is unknown. The boat was considered one of many unlicensed leisure vessels, he stated.

At current, 9 individuals have been confirmed useless, together with three kids, the Related Press reported on Tuesday.

An estimated 17 individuals had been aboard, all from the identical household, in keeping with the Egytpian state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.

Boat excursions — together with on the well-known Nile River — are fashionable and inexpensive in Egypt, however the boats aren’t all the time protected. Some homeowners reportedly neglect to accumulate licenses to keep away from paying charges for violations.

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