At least 9 lifeless after boat sinks in Egypt

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Feb 23, 2021

Several persons are lifeless after a boat capsized in Egypt late Monday evening.

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

At current, 9 folks have been confirmed lifeless, together with three youngsters, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.

An estimated 17 folks had been aboard, all from the identical household, in accordance 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 will not be at all times protected. Some homeowners reportedly neglect to accumulate licenses to keep away from paying charges for violations.