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Ship collides with ferry, sinks; five crew members missing in Egypt

Sept. 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM   |   Comments

HURGHADA, Egypt, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Rescuers found three missing survivors of a ship that sunk at Hurghada port in Egypt but five people were unaccounted for, rescue workers said.

The Jasmine sank Sunday morning after it collided with the Riyadh Ferry, which had been carrying 1,200 passengers and 40 cars on a route to the port of Duba, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

The Jasmine had a crew of eight people onboard, three of whom were found Sunday, and another five of whom were still missing.

The three survivors were taken to Hurghada Public Hospital and put under medical observation, the news agency said. The search for the five missing crew members was ongoing.

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