September 21, 2018

Hundreds feared drowned in Egypt sinking

Hundreds feared drowned in Egypt sinking

Hundreds of people are now believed to have drowned in the waters off Egypt following the sinking of a boat on Wednesday.

Survivors have said that there were about 550 migrants on board, with more and more having been crammed on to the vessel as it waited to leave the port of Rosetta for Italy.

Many were Egyptians, but others were from East Africa and the Horn of Africa. The Egyptian authorities say they have recovered 42 bodies from the Mediterranean of Kafr al-Sheikh and rescued 160 people. Read more

 

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