Migrant Boat Capsized Off Egypt, 29 Dead

At least 29 people are believed to have died, and a further 150 rescued, after a boat carrying migrants capsized, off the coast of Egypt.

At least 29 people drowned and 150 people were rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast, officials have said.

Search teams were looking for more survivors from the incident, which took place off the Mediterranean port city of Rosetta, two police officials told AFP.

The Egyptian state news agency, MENA, quoted a local official who said the boat was carrying 600 people. Officials said 29 bodies had been recovered from the water and warned that the death toll was likely to rise.

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