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EGYPT: Death toll arising from capsized migrant boat now 52

EGYPT: Death toll arising from capsized migrant boat now 52

Nine more bodies have been found and recovered from the Mediterranean Sea a day after a rickety boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized raising the death toll thus far to 52.

According to reports, the rickety boat believed to be heading to Italy was carrying Egyptian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants when it unfortunately capsized in the Mediterranean Sea.

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The boat sank on Wednesday off Burg Rashid, a village in Egypt’s northern Beheira province where the Nile meets the Mediterranean. Rescue workers have so far saved 169 people, which means the death toll could could be more.

The four crew members of the boat, which had been carrying almost 600 migrants, have been arrested by Egyptian authorities judicial sources have revealed.

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