10 bodies recovered after boat sinks off of Kafr el-Sheikh
Migrants - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A rescue team recovered Saturday 10 corpses of migrants and rescued 25 others from sea in Burullus village in Delta’s governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh; Youm7 quoted the head of the Ambulance Authority Ahmed el-Ganzoury.

A fishing boat, carrying more than 45 migrants, reportedly sank off the coast of the village due to overloading. According to security source, the boat was in an illegal trip to Italy.

The nationalities of the migrants included Egyptians, Syrians and Iraqis.

An official source at Kafr el-Sheikh Security Directorate revealed, according to preliminary investigations, that the migrants were traveling to Italy through an agent in Burullus.

The recovered bodies include three children and a woman, and were transferred to Kafr El-Sheikh General Morgue, while the injured were transferred to Balteem Central Hospital.

In May, five bodies recovered and 20 arrested in Kafr el-Sheikh while attempting to “Illegally immigrate” to Italy.

Arrests of Egyptian and foreign migrants have been frequent off shore and at land borders in Egypt amid high security measures taken by Egyptian authorities to combat illegal immigration.

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