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At least 29 dead after migrant boat carrying 300 capsizes off Egypt

At least 29 people have drowned on Wednesday after a boat carrying more than 300 migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast, about 140 km north of Cairo.



Cairo: At least 29 people have drowned on Wednesday after a boat carrying more than 300 migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast, about 140 km north of Cairo.

The boat was carrying Egyptian, Syrian and African migrants, according to security sources.

In a statement, the health ministry said that at least 29 people drowned, while five others were injured after the boat capsized in Kafr el-Shiekh Governorate.

Bodies of 10 women, 18 men and one child have been found so far, officials said.

Other sources put the death toll to 31.

Around 150 people have been rescued and rescue workers are looking for more survivors.

There were no details about the destination of the boat.

However, in recent years, several people from different strife-hit countries tried to find illegal methods to escape from their countries and head to Europe in order to find better life.

From Zee News

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