Fishing boat capsizes in Egypt's Alexandria incurring 14 deaths

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Tue, 23 Feb 2021 - 10:45 GMT

Divers looking for the bodies in the capsizing accident in Lake Maryout, Alexandria on February 23, 2021.

Divers looking for the bodies in the capsizing accident in Lake Maryout, Alexandria on February 23, 2021.

CAIRO – 23 February 2021: A fishing boat capsized in Maryout Lake in Alexandria incurring the death of 14 and the injury of 6. However, only eight bodies have been found until present.

 

The Public Prosecution is investigating the accident involving 20 individuals as it questioned the relatives of the victims, the injured at hospital, and eye witnesses. Those were families who were returning from a trip to an island. The likely cause of the accident is that the boat hit a rock.

 

The Ministry of Health and Population stated that people on board include women, and five children aged between six months and nine years.

 

The search for the missing bodies is still ongoing, and they are likely to be found in a short time because of the many fishing nets in the lake whose depth varies between three and eight meters.  

 

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