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Boat Capsizes In Lake In Egypt; At Least 5 Dead

The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable.

The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable.

A boat capsized Monday in a lake near Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, leaving at least five people dead, an official said.

CAIRO: A boat capsized Monday in a lake near Egypts Mediterranean city of Alexandria, leaving at least five people dead, an official said.

Alexandrias governor, Mohammed el-Sharif, said three others were rescued and taken to a hospital.

Rescue workers were still searching for others missing in Lake Mariut, he said in video comments at the scene.

He said most of the boats in the lake are working without licenses.

The state-run al-Ahram daily reported the boat was carrying at least 17 people, all from the same family.

The cause of the capsizing was not immediately clear.

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first published:February 23, 2021, 04:03 IST