The Public Prosecution in Egypt has begun investigations into the sinking of the Lake Wadi Mariout boat in the El Hawariah area in Alexandria, where the bodies of nine deceased passengers were recovered, including an entire family of six, the youngest of whom was a six-month-old child.
The prosecution's investigations revealed that the number of the passengers on the boat reached twenty passengers, including children, men and women, and the bodies of nine deceased were recovered, six survived, and there are five others missing.
Despite the state of grief that dominated everyone, after the boat of death sank in Lake Mariout, grief was doubled over the family of Hamouda Jaber, who was completely lost during the fateful journey.
Khamis Miftah Hillel, a relative of the victims, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the head of the family, Hammouda Jaber, boarded the boat with his wife and four children, the youngest of whom was only six months old, but they all drowned on the return journey.
Activists on the social networking site “Facebook” shared pictures of children victims of the shipwreck disaster as they returned Monday evening from a recreational trip, "Zerda", on an island in Lake Mariout, west of Alexandria.