Rescue employees retrieved no less than 9 our bodies, together with kids ages 1, 1 1/2 and four years previous, and have been looking for others, the ambulance officers mentioned.

No less than 5 individuals have been rescued and have been taken to hospitals, mentioned the officers who spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to temporary journalist.

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

Kinfolk spent the evening on the shoreline, hoping their family members could possibly be rescued or their our bodies retrieved. Requires volunteer divers to assist looking have been circulated on social media.

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

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

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

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