At least 20 Egyptians drown in Nile ferry accident

April 30, 2011 17:12

CAIRO - At least 20 people have drowned in the Nile while on a trip to visit the grave of a relative, Egyptian media reported on Saturday.

Al Masry Al Youm daily said five people were also missing after a minibus hired for the traditional graveyard visit slipped from the ferry that carried it across the river in Beni Suef province, south of Cairo, on Friday.

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