CAIRO: Dead bodies of five persons (four Somalis and an Egyptian) were recovered off the coast of Mediterranean city of Kafr el Sheikh in Egypt’s Beheira governorate Tuesday, Youm7 reported.
The migrants were on board a boat heading from Egypt to Europe last Thursday; of 131 persons of different nationalities, 105 were rescued by Egyptian coastal guards. Since then, a total of 16 dead bodies (13 Somalis and three Egyptians) were recovered.
Relatives of the drowned people went to Kafr El sheikh Public Hospital to identify the victims, said Moahmed Atef Shalabi, the city security office chairperson.
A total of 22,026 people of different nationalities were arrested over illegal immigration attempts in December, according to military spokesperson Mohamed Samir.