AT least nine people drowned when their boat sank on a family excursion on a lake just south of the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, the governor’s office said yesterday.
Seven people survived the accident on Lake Mariout including five who required medical treatment, a statement said. A search was under way for an unspecified number of missing people.
The cause of the accident was unclear.
The boat sank after sunset on Monday, medical and security sources said.