Lake Mariout: shipwrecked and missing after a boat capsized in Alexandria, northern Egypt

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A family takes a boat ride in one of the coastal cities in Egypt (File Photo)

At least nine people were killed when a boat sank Monday night in Lake Mariout, west of Alexandria, northern Egypt.

Muhammad al-Sharif, the governor of Alexandria and the head of the divers team responsible for the rescue operations, said that the search teams succeeded in rescuing seven people.

Sources indicate that searches are still ongoing for about eight other passengers of the boat.

According to the information available so far, according to the people of the region, about 20 people from one family took a boat to picnic in the lake.

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