3 killed, 4 injured, others missing in ferry capsizing in Egypt River Nile in Giza

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 25 Feb 2024

A ferry carrying some workers capsized on Sunday morning in the Nile River at Ezbet Rabie, the Niklah village, in Giza, killing at least three people and injuring four others, while other individuals are still missing.

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Forces searching for missing individuals in a ferry capsizing on Sunday in the Nile River at the Niklah village in Egypt's Giza governorate. Al-Ahram

The incident resulted in at least three casualties, according to the preliminary tally released by the Ministry of Health and Population.

The ministry indicated that 10 ambulances along with rescue teams rushed to the scene, transporting four injured individuals, who suffered from drowning-induced asphyxiation symptoms, to the hospital. Three of them were later safely released from the hospital after receiving the required medical care. 

The search for the other missing individuals is still ongoing. Ambulances are on standby, while hospitals in the area are alert until the search concludes, the ministry added.

Media reports indicate that from 10 to 15 individuals were on board the ferry.

The security directorate of Giza had received a report earlier about a small boat sinking, used as a ferry to transport individuals, at 7:00 am.

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