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Investigation launched into rotting of bodies from Egypt migrant accident at local hospital

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Oct 2016
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A senior Egyptian prosecutor has ordered an investigation into a media report claiming that the bodies of victims who died in the recent sinking of a migrant boat have rotted at a hospital north of Cairo, state news agency MENA said.

The report, published Saturday by Tahrir news website, stated that staff and patients at Bella Hospital in Egypt's Nile Delta province of Kafr El-Sheikh reported "foul odour emanating from the morgue" where five bodies from the accident were being kept.

Administrative prosecution chief Ali Rezk urged firmness in identifying those responsible for violating body storage procedures, MENA said.

Over 200 bodies have been recovered from the boat that sank in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Egypt's northern city of Rosetta.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) had said it believed at least 450 people were aboard the vessel and that about 300 perished in the accident.

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