Egypt boat sinking: 108 Killed

Egypt boat sinking: 108 Killed

The number of bodies recovered after a migrant boat capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday has reached 108, with the death toll expected to rise. Egyptian authorities said 64 deaths were recorded on Friday as rescue teams searched the area.

The boat was carrying between 450 and 600 migrants when it sank eight miles (12km) off the port city of Rosetta.

The boat was transporting Egyptian, Syrian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants. Authorities said at least 163 people have been rescued but survivors told the BBC that hundreds more may have drowned.

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