A local senior police officer said a possibly overloaded ferryboat sank off the Nile River on Friday in Egypt's northern Kafr al-Sheikh Province, killing at least 15 people.
General al-Sayyed Nasr also said that two people were injured in the incident.
The ferry boat sank while it was carrying passengers from a village in Kafr el-Sheikh to a province in Beheira.
General al-Sayyed Nasr said that search and recsue operations continue.
Five people, including four from one family, are reported to have been rescued from the sinking boat/
The cause of the accident is still unknown, although local media has said the boat may have been overloaded.