Cruise boat sinks in Egypt's Nile; No casualties reported

Ahram Online, Tuesday 29 Jan 2013

Rescue team successfully offloads 112 passengers from sinking vessel near Upper Egyptian city of Kom Ombo

 A ship carrying hundreds sinks in Egypt
(Photo: Ahram Arabic News Website)

A cruise ship carrying 112 Egyptian passengers sank in the Nile River on Tuesday evening after crashing into large rocks, Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website has reported.

The accident is reported to have taken place near the Upper Egyptian cities of Kom Ombo and Aswan.

Head of Aswan's security directorate, Hassan Abdel-Hai, told Al-Ahram that all passengers had safely disembarked from the sinking vessel – dubbed the "King of the Nile" – with the help of a rescue team.

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