Boat capsizes in Egypt’s Nile, 4 Pakistanis drown


CAIRO: Egypt’s state news agency says four Pakistani nationals died after their boat capsized in the Nile River.

MENA quoted the marine police chief as saying that the boat sank after it struck the Six of October bridge in Cairo.

Brig. Gen. Hamed el-Aqaeli says six other people survived the incident.

He said one of the four bodies has been recovered while a search is underway for the other three.

In January, at least 15 people drowned when their ferryboat sank on New Year’s Eve in the Nile Delta province of Kafr el-Sheikh. Six months earlier, a passenger boat hit a scow, causing the boat to capsize and drowning 35 people.

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