Egypt: Scores missing after two motorboats collide

Published December 5th, 2009 - 07:21 GMT

An Egyptian security official said on Saturday that two motorboats have collided in the Nile in northern Egypt and dozens of passengers are missing. According to the official, it was not clear how many people were on board, but witnesses reported between 50 and 60 passengers.


According to the AP, the official conveyed 13 passengers were rescued after Friday's accident near the town of Rasheed. Provincial Governor Mohammed Sharawi told Egypt's official news agency that one of the boats capsized.



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