Ferryboat sinks in Nile River, 15 dead

Overloaded ferryboat sinks in Nile River, killing at least 15 people

Photo by: AA (Archive)
Photo by: AA (Archive)

Ferryboat sinks in Nile River, 12 dead

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.


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