CAIRO: The government has paid 70,000 EGP ($7,880) in compensation to the families of seven fishermen who died after their boat sank near the Marsa Matrouh Mediterranean coast, Youm7 reported Sunday.
Mostafa Gadallah, undersecretary of Solidarity Ministry in Delta’s Kafr el-Sheikh, told Youm7 that he delivered the amount of money to the families in Metobus district in the Delta governorate, where each family has received 10,000 EGP.
Gadallah added that he is currently studying the families’ social status to determine pension eligibility.
The fishing boat, Abu Karam, sank in Matrouh 15 days ago; only one out of eight fishermen on board survived.
The bodies of the drowned fishermen were retrieved and sent to their home town in Kafr el-Sheikh.