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Three migrants killed after boat sinks off the coast of Egypt’s Beheira

The boat carried Syrian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Egyptian nationals

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 May 2015
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A boat carrying migrants in the Mediterranean, February 12, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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At least three people have been confirmed dead after a boat carrying migrants sunk on Saturday off the coast of Beheira’s Edku city, reported Al-Ahram'a Arabic website.    

Border police arrested 31 of the survivors, including 13 Syrians, 15 Sudanese, two Eritreans and one Egyptian.

The three bodies were retrieved from the waters.

Thousands of people have died in the last few years as migrants and refugees attempt to reach Europe via boat. While most attempts are made from the coasts of Libya, Egypt also witnesses regular attempts.

The number of fatalities have soared in recent months, with an estimated 1,200 people dying in April alone.

International organisations have warned that the end of the Italian rescue operation Operation Mare Nostrum, which finished last year, will increase fatalities.

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02-05-2015 08:45pm
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there is one person to be treated with capital punishment
and thats the egyptian captain of this vessel of despair he overloaded his vessel for profit,he brought all of them in deadly danger and for profit he risked knowingly their live... btw,that are no "migrants" or refugees,95% of the people shored up europes coast are single juvenile males..they are just criminals breaking all border rules in order to make money for their families or even not that at home non of them should be allowed one day on the soil,they should be shipped right back to egypt the punishment for the captain as well as the refusal for this "boat-people to shore is the only way to stop this murderous and mafia style business
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