Five killed in cruise boat fire at Egyptian tourist site

December 2, 2007 11:56


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Five Egyptians were killed and two injured when a fire broke out on a Nile cruise ship anchored near the ancient Egyptian ruins of Luxor late on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of 43 French tourists, said a security official. The causes of the fire on the M/S Aurora cruise ship were still under investigation added the official, speaking by phone from Luxor. The five star M/S Aurora features 42 suites and is one of many cruise ships taking tourists on week-long trips up and down the Nile to visit the Pharaonic-era ruins found between the temple city of Luxor and Aswan, according to travel Web sites.

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