Egypt: At least 19 drown, 6 injured as ferry capsizes in Nile
At least 19 people drowned and six others injured after a ferry collided with a cargo boat and capsized in the Nile river in Egypt, officials said.
The incident took place late last night in Waraq area near Cairo, Interior ministry said in a statement.
Following the collision, the passenger boat sustained damages, causing it to sink. Six people have been rescued and the captain of the cargo boat has been arrested, the ministry said.
At least 18 divers and eight rescue boats were searching for survivors as it was estimated that around 25 people were on board when it met with the accident, it added.
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