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Egypt officials: Death toll from lake shipwreck climbs to 9

CAIRO (AP) — Rescue workers searched a second day for at least five people missing after a tour boat capsized on a lake near Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Officials say nine passengers, including three children, are dead. The boat was carrying at least 20 people and capsized late Monday in the Lake of Mariut, while returning from a tour to an island in the lake. Rescue workers retrieved nine bodies, including children ages 1, 1 1/2 and 4, and were searching for others, ambulance officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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