Friday, April 29, 2011
Egypt River Nile ferry accident 'kills at least 17'
The state news agency had put the death toll at 43, but then revised it to 22.
Transport accidents are common in Egypt, often blamed on poor maintenance and a lack of regulation.
A security official told the Associated Press that the minibus had slid off the ferry because the emergency brake was not on.
Another report said the bus fell off the ferry after it crashed into the shore.
Rescuers were sent to the scene, some 70 miles (110km) south of Cairo.