Published On: Mon, Sep 26th, 2016

Egypt Refugee Migrant Boat Capsized, At Least 43 People Killed


A migrant boat carrying almost 600 people that bound for Europe capsized on Wednesday, at least 42 migrants drowned and killed while the official reported 150 people has rescued.


Egypt boat carrying 600 passengers who reportedly illegally migrate to Europe by coast off Kafr al-Sheikh capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid that is a village in Northern Beheira Province.


State media reported, 600 migrants drowned in sea, the rescues saved only 150 peoples while 43 passengers off kafr al-sheikh killed in which 10 women, 20 men and children’s bodies were found, its means there are 400 migrants that are still missing.

a senior security official in Beheira has stated the reason of capsizing, the boat is carrying 600 migrants which is too much that its limit therefore, the boat tilted and sank into the Mediterranean Sea.

However, 150 of them had rescued and 43 people had killed, still there are double of them missing in which a huge number of Sudanese, Eritrean, Egyptian and Somali migrants are included.

The Wednesday’s horror incident came out after head of European Union’s border agency has warned and has tighten the restriction to decrease the number of Europe bound migrants.

Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has stated that Egypt will rescue the capsized as possible as it can as well as also brought justice by finding out the responsible person.

According to a rough statistics of International Organisation for Migration, more than 200,000 people have attempted to cross the border via Mediterranean Sea this year however, the migrants are from Egypt, Libya and Turkey.

Last year from January to June, two thousand and eight hundred deaths were recorded.