Egypt: Four die and three injured as Nile ferry sinks

Cairo: Four people died and three others were injured today after a Nile ferry boat sank in northern Egypt, local authorities said.

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The boat was carrying passengers and two trucks when it sank early in the morning in Egypt’s Nile Delta province of Beheira.

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One dead body has been retrieved while rescue teams continue to search for the three others, Beheira authorities said in a statement.

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Initial investigations revealed that the incident happened after one of the vehicles aboard the boat slipped into the waters, resulting in the ship to list.

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The ill-fated ferry was found to be licensed and operating according to instructions, Beheira authorities added.

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Ferry boats are used in some Nile areas in Egypt to transport people and goods from one bank to another.

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