Nine die as boat sinks on family trip on Egyptian lake


Egyptian water rescue forces continue their search on Tuesday after a boat carrying 19 people sank on Monday in Lake Mariout in el-Hawariah, south of Alexandria.

As reported by Egypt Independent, Six people have since been rescued from the lake late on Monday and were transferred to the Amiriya General Hospital for treatment.

A security source in Alexandria said the rescue team recovered on Tuesday morning another body, bringing the total number of bodies recovered to nine.

The source added that four water rescue units, along with volunteer divers, continue to search for others.

Alexandria Governor Mohamed al-Sharif said in a live stream that the number of missing is not yet clear, stressing that the search and rescue work is ongoing.

The people on board the boat were reportedly from the same family and were on a recreational trip.

(With input from the Egypt Independent)

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