13 killed in Egypt ferry sinking

TVC E, NEWS - No fewer than At least 13 people were killed on Thursday night when a ferryboat they were taking to cross between two villages sank in the River Nile, the Kafr El-Sheikh governor said in media statements. Governor El-Sayed Nasr added that an unknown number of passengers were onboard the ferry when it sank as it was attempting to cross from Kafr El-Sheikh’s Sendion and Beheira’s Derot. Rescue teams are currently searching for more possible victims. Nasr stated that investigations would reveal if the boat sank because of excess weight on board or because of bad weather conditions. On Thursday, the country witnessed heavy rains nationwide and cold temperatures that led to several traffic accidents. Transportation accidents and fatalities, often due to poor maintenance, are not uncommon in Egypt....