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Egyptian ferries collide on Nile

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Two passenger ferries have collided on the Nile river in northern Egypt, triggering a large-scale rescue.

But after initial fears that many people were missing, officials later said it appeared that nobody was still unaccounted for.

One of the ferries reportedly broke in half and sank after the collision while the other overturned, near the northern city of Rashid.

It was unclear how many passengers were on the two vessels.

At least a dozen injured people were taken to hospital.

Rachid, also known as Rosetta, is a port city on the Mediterranean.

In 2006, more than 1,000 people drowned when an Egyptian Red Sea ferry sank after a fire on board.



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