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  • Monday ,15 December 2014
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At least 13 Egyptian fishermen die as boat sinks in Red Sea

By-dpa

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Monday ,15 December 2014

At least 13 Egyptian fishermen die as boat sinks in Red Sea

At least 13 Egyptian fishermen died early Sunday after their boat sank in the Red Sea following a collision with a container ship, state media said.

The boat had 45 fishermen on board when it collided with the vessel off the Egyptian town of al-Tur in southern Sinai, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported online.
 
A number of fishermen were rescued, according to the report, and a search was under way for the others.
 
The container ship was on a journey from Italy to the Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah, the official Middle East News Agency said, quoting Abdel-Rahim Mustafa, a spokesman for the Red Sea Ports Authority. 
 
Officials were holding the ship at the Egyptian port of Safaga while investigations continued.