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Makeshift Ferry in Egypt Capsizes; 9 Die

February 19, 1990| Associated Press

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — A makeshift canal ferry capsized in northwestern Egypt, killing nine people, a police source said Sunday. The ferry owner was arrested and accused of operating the craft without a license.

The ferry, made of eight barrels and several planks of wood, capsized Saturday afternoon with 14 people aboard, the source said. The fatalities included seven children between the ages of 12 and 16 and two 27-year-old men.

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