4 Egyptian fishermen dead, 6 missing after boat sinks near Libyan coast

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Jan 2018

File photo: Fishermen in Egypt (Photo: Reuters)

Four Egyptian fishermen were killed, six are missing, and five have been rescued after an Egyptian fishing boat sank on Friday in international waters in the Mediterranean, the head of the fishermen’s union Ahmed Nassar in the Delta's Kafr El-Sheikh told Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

The boat, which set sail from Egypt’s Kafr El-Sheikh and was carrying 15 fishermen, sank due to bad weather near the coast of Libya.

Libyan coast guards are still conducting search and rescue operations, one of the surviving fishermen told Nassar.

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