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Egypt: Death toll of refugee boat capsize reaches 20201:39

Egypt: Death toll of refugee boat capsize reaches 202

Egypt, Rosetta
September 28, 2016 at 01:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Egyptian rescue workers continued to recover bodies from the Mediterranean coast, on Tuesday, after the country’s military reported that they had discovered 33 bodies following the sinking of a migrant ship trying to reach Europe. The sunken vessel was also towed to the port of Rosetta in the evening.

Egyptian Minister of Health Ahmed Rady Mostafa confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the death toll has risen to 202 people, but that not all the bodies have been recovered yet.

Some 169 survivors were picked up from the overcrowded fishing vessel which was headed to Italy from Egypt before it capsized on September 21 off the port city of Rosetta.

According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014.

Egypt: Death toll of refugee boat capsize reaches 20201:39
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Egyptian rescue workers continued to recover bodies from the Mediterranean coast, on Tuesday, after the country’s military reported that they had discovered 33 bodies following the sinking of a migrant ship trying to reach Europe. The sunken vessel was also towed to the port of Rosetta in the evening.

Egyptian Minister of Health Ahmed Rady Mostafa confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the death toll has risen to 202 people, but that not all the bodies have been recovered yet.

Some 169 survivors were picked up from the overcrowded fishing vessel which was headed to Italy from Egypt before it capsized on September 21 off the port city of Rosetta.

According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014.

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