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Photos: Three suspects detained over sunken ferry in Giza which killed 17 workers

The Public Prosecution in Giza on Tuesday detained a microbus driver whose vehicle fell from the Abu-Ghaleb ferry at the Monshaat al-Qanater area and two ferry workers on charges of the manslaughter of 17 people and injury of nine more.

The prosecution ordered the suspects to be referred to forensic medicine to conduct a drug test, and summoned specialists from the city council where the ferry operates.

Authorities are continuing their investigations by questioning the survivors as soon as their condition improves, authorizing the burial of the deceased, and requesting further investigations by police detectives into the incident.

The prosecution accused the suspects of manslaughter and operating the ferry without a license.

A micro-bus fell from the top of Abu-Ghaleb ferry into the waters of al-Rayah al-Bahairi waterway on Tuesday morning.

The vehicle was reportedly carrying about 20 workers originally residing in Menoufia Governorate and was on their way to their workplace.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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