Trial for Egyptians in death case

Two officials at the Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety head to trial.

Egypt refers two officials to court over migrant boat capsizing

Egypt has referred two maritime inspection officials to trial for their role in the capsizing of a migrant boat that led to the death of over 200 earlier this year, state news agency MENA reported today.

A boat carrying about 450 people capsized off Egypt’s northern coast in September. Some 202 bodies were subsequently recovered from the sea and 169 people rescued.

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