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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cruise ship carrying 112 passengers sinks in Egypt

© Photo: Ahram Arabic News Website
Rescue team successfully offloads 112 passengers from 

sinking vessel near Upper Egyptian city of Kom Ombo. 

A cruise ship carrying 112 Egyptian passengers sank in 

the Nile River on Tuesday evening after crashing into 

large rocks, Al-Ahram's Arabic-language news website 

has reported. 

The accident is reported to have taken place near the 

Upper Egyptian cities of Kom Ombo and Aswan. 

Head of Aswan's security directorate, Hassan Abdel-Hai, 

told Al-Ahram that all passengers had safely 

disembarked from the sinking vessel - dubbed the "King 

of the Nile" - with the help of a rescue team.
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