Egypt: 14 dead, 3 missing, after boat sinks in Nile

CAIRO: Egypt's state-run news agency says search parties have retrieved 14 bodies from the Nile River after a boat sank while transporting people between villages in the Nile Delta province of Kafr el-Sheikh.

MENA says search efforts for at least three more people believed to have been on the boat continued on Friday. The report adds that villagers gathered on the Nile banks in anger after the boat capsized late Thursday, but police "contained the situation."

Egypt's social solidarity minister ordered the payment of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (around $1300) to each family of the deceased and 2,000 ($255) for the injured.