26 tourists rescued from sinking boat off Egypt's Hurghada

Ahram Online, Saturday 11 Aug 2018

Boat in Red Sea
26 tourists were rescued on Friday from a sinking boat off Egypt's Red Sea (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The crew of a tourist boat rescued 26 tourists and four Egyptian crew members whose boat was sinking off the coast of the Red Sea resort city on Friday, the Head of the Rescue and Environmental Protection Society Hassan El-Tayeb told Ahram Online.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident, according to El-Tayeb.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said that 30 German tourists were rescued; there were 26 tourists of mixed nationalities and four Egyptian crew members.

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