Tuesday, February 23, 2021

9 people from one family drowned in the “Alexandria boat” accident – Politics – News


Today, Tuesday, rescue workers are continuing to search for at least five people who went missing after their boat sank in Lake Mariout, west of Alexandria, northern Egypt.

Ambulance officials announced that 9 bodies have been recovered so far, including three children.

They said that a boat carrying at least 19 people from one family sank yesterday evening, Monday, in the Mallah area, while returning from a recreational trip on an island.

Alexandria police had received notice of the sinking of a boat with 19 people, including children and women, from the “Abu Mutaird” family, the Al-Azayem tribe, while they were returning from a nightly entertainment outing called “Zarda” by the Bedouins, on a small island used to eat food in the Al-Jarari area in front of Burj Al Arab Stadium.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media, stated that rescue forces managed to rescue at least five people and took all of them to hospitals.

And they confirmed that any survivor still in the lake, located west of the city of Alexandria, might be shocked, as temperatures drop Tuesday in already cold waters.

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