Seven confirmed dead in Egypt ferry accident

Ahram Online, Friday 20 Jul 2012

Rescue teams have found seven of the dozens missing since a ferry sank in the Nile River in Giza

Ferry accident
Thirty estimated to have survived ferry accident (Photo: Ahram)

Rescue forces have found seven dead so far and dozens are still missing after a ferry capsized on the shore of the Nile River near Abu-Awaly village in the Giza governorate late Thursday night.

The ferry was transporting four cars and passengers. According to Al Ahram Arabic-language website, a bus on the ferry carrying 30 passengers was having difficulties disembarking, reversed and crashed into the other cars on board.

The ferry then lost balance, flipped over and sank.

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