Families of 11 drowned fishermen to receive exceptional pension
Egyptian fishermen - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: An exceptional pension will be dispensed to the families of 11 fishermen from who drowned off Libya shores last month, head of Kafr el-Sheikh Fishermen Syndicate Ahmed Nassar told Youm7 Tuesday.

Governor of Kafr el-Sheikh Osama Abdel Wahed also agreed that the Solidarity Ministry will pay for the education of the drowned fishermen’s children, Nassar said.

The ministry’s approval came after a social study on the families of the fishermen, he added.

The fishermen, all from Borg el-Megheizal village in the Delta’s Kafr el-Sheikh, drowned in Libyan waters early in September. Three bodies were found, but eight remained missing and four fishermen were rescued.

Egyptian fishermen often trespass into neighboring territorial waters, and have been arrested for that reason in Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, and Turkey.

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