Initial investigations indicate that about 17 people from the same family were on the boat, while they were on a trip.
The river rescue forces in Alexandria managed to retrieve new bodies from the victims of the sunken boat in the Al-Mallah area in Lake Mariout, west of the city, bringing the total number of bodies that were recovered to 9 and 6 injured.
For his part, the Governor of Alexandria, Major General Muhammad al-Sharif, stated that 4 units of river rescue are still continuing efforts to search for the missing as a result of the accident.
The governor pointed out that so far, the number of missing people in the accident has not been counted, stressing that he is with the people to follow up the rescue and search work on the lake’s surface.
He pointed out that since the dawn of Tuesday, river rescue forces continue to search for victims in the depths of the lake.
Relatives of the victims spent the night on the beach, hoping to save their loved ones or recover their bodies, and invitations were made on social media for divers to help with the search.