CAIRO (AP) — Rescue employees had been nonetheless looking Tuesday for no less than 5 individuals who went lacking in a shipwreck a lake close to Egypt’s Mediterranean metropolis of Alexandria. Up to now, 9 folks, together with three youngsters, had been identified to be useless, ambulance officers stated.

The boat was carrying no less than 19 folks and capsized late Monday within the Lake of Mariut, whereas coming back from an entertaining voyage, they stated.

Rescue employees retrieved no less than 9 our bodies, together with youngsters ages 1, 1 half and four years outdated, and had been looking for others, the ambulance officers stated.

A minimum of 5 folks had been rescued and had been taken to hospitals, stated the officers who spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t licensed to transient journalist.

Any survivors nonetheless within the lake, positioned west of positioned is positioned west of town of Alexandria, might go into shock as temperatures fell Tuesday within the already chilly waters.

Family members spent the night time on the shoreline, hoping their family members may very well be rescued or their our bodies retrieved. Requires volunteer divers to assist looking had been circulated on social media.

Citing kinfolk, native media reported that the victims, all from the identical household, had been coming back from a voyage to an island within the lake. The victims arrived on the island in two teams, they usually had been all packed on the boat of their return, the privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm every day reported.

Alexandria’s governor, Mohammed el-Sharif, stated in feedback late Monday the boat was small and overcrowded, suggesting a attainable explanation for capsizing.

Most boats on the lake work with out licenses, he stated.