Ten missing after boat sinks in Aswan

Ten people went missing early Wednesday morning after a boat sank in the Nile near one of the villages in Edfu, Aswan.

The ferry was transporting a group of passengers on their way to a wedding, six of whom have been rescued, a security official told state news agency MENA.

The official went on to say that a search and rescue team was immediately dispatched and is still looking for passengers around the area where the boat sank. The vessel was owned by a village resident.

Local authorities notified the police to ban any unauthorized boats from operating in the area, according to the same source.

Aswan Governor Major General Mostafa al-Sayed will grant LE5000 in compensation to the families of each victim, the source said.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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