Death toll rises to 13, 5 missing in boat tragedy on Egyptian lake

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13 people have now been confirmed dead and 5 others still missing after a boat carrying 20 people sank on Monday in Lake Mariout in el-Hawariah, south of Alexandria, as reported by officials.

Some of those rescued were transferred to the Amiriya General Hospital for treatment.

Egyptian water rescue forces along with volunteer divers continue their search on Wednesday.

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

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