In Egypt Authorities hold 4 suspected traffickers over migrant boat capsize

At least 42 bodies have been recovered from the sea after the disaster off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday.

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Survivors from a boat that capsized, off Egypt's north coast are seen in a police station in Rashid in northern Egypt on September 22, 2016 A boat carrying up to 450 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials said. The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta, police and health officials said. play

Survivors from a boat that capsized, off Egypt's north coast are seen in a police station in Rashid in northern Egypt on September 22, 2016 A boat carrying up to 450 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials said. The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta, police and health officials said.

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Egyptian prosecutors remanded four men in custody on Thursday on suspicion of people trafficking after a migrant boat capsize in which dozens are feared to have drowned, judicial and security officials said.

The four suspects are accused of involuntary manslaughter and human trafficking, the officials said.

At least 42 bodies have been recovered from the sea after the disaster off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday. Rescue teams saved 163 of those on board.

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