Hurghada Prosecution investigates fire, sinking of a tourist yacht

The Hurghada Prosecution office in the Red Sea Governorate is investigating the burning and sinking of a tourist yacht belonging to the owner of a tourist village in Hurghada.

According to authorities, a fire broke out on the yacht while it was just south of Giftun Island in the Red Sea.

Clouds of smoke quickly covered the sky, and a rescue team was dispatched so save those aboard.

Preliminary investigations found that the yacht was carrying about eight people on a cruise, seven of whom were rescued. One person is still missing.

A video of the yacht burning and sinking was shared on social media.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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