Boat Carrying 600 Migrants Sinks Off Egypt, Killing At Least 43
Posted by addisethiopia on September 22, 2016
A boat carrying almost 600 people capsized off Egypt’s coast on Wednesday, killing at least 43, in the latest disaster among migrants trying to reach Europe.
The boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the northern Beheira province. Officials said 31 bodies had been found, 20 men, 10 women and one child. A Reuters correspondent later saw a fishing boat bring in 12 more bodies, bringing the total so far to 43.
Rescue workers have so far saved 154 people, officials said, meaning about 400 could still be missing.
The boat had been carrying Egyptian, Sudanese, Eritrean, and Somali migrants, officials said.