21 dead in Nile collision

21 dead in Nile collision

Cairo: An unidentified cargo ship collided with a passenger vessel on the Nile late last night killing 21 people who were celebrating at an engagement party. Just five of the party have been rescued.

The captain and first officer of the cargo ship have been arrested and are being questioned.

The accident is the worst in Egypt for nine years when an Egyptian ferry sank in the Red Sea, killing more than 1,000 people.

 

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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