At least 9 drown in Egyptian lake tragedy

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.

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