Boat Capsizes In Egypt, 15 Dead

A small boat has capsized in the Nile River, near the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing at least 15 people.

At least 15 people drowned when a small boat collided with a barge and capsized on the Nile River near Cairo on Wednesday night, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement.

The collision occurred on the Nile near Giza, across the river from Cairo, the ministry statement said.

In addition to the 15 dead and six rescued, about seven people who were believed to have been on the boat were still unaccounted for, security sources said.

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