Over 100 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

By: | Published: September 23, 2016 5:59 PM

People gather along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea during a search for victims after a migrant boat capsized, in Al-Beheira, Egypt. (Reuters)People gather along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea during a search for victims after a migrant boat capsized, in Al-Beheira, Egypt. (Reuters)

Rescuers recovered 53 bodies today from a migrant boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast, bringing the death toll from the disaster to at least 108, a health ministry official said.

“There have been 53 bodies recovered as of 11 am (0900 GMT) on Friday,” said health ministry official Adel Khalifa.

A provincial official put the toll from the incident on Wednesday at 115. It was not immediately possible to explain the discrepancy between the two figures.

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