Prosecutors investigate Aswan oil spill

Prosecutors in Aswan are investigating last night’s Nile River oil spill to determine the cause and source of the accident.

Acting Governor Mohamed Mostafa said that as of Sunday afternoon, the oil slick is evaporating and is now only 5 meters wide. The original spill was 5 km in diameter.

“It is approaching the city of Esna, north of Aswan,” Mostafa said, adding that the source of the spill is still unknown. “The nearest industrial facility is 30 km away from where we found the spill.”

 “We have operated the drinking water stations after we made sure they were not contaminated,” he added.

Edited translation from MENA

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