CAIRO, March 26 An Egyptian court sentenced 56
people to prison on Sunday over the capsizing of a migrant boat
that left over 200 people dead last year, judicial sources said.
The defendants were sentenced to jail terms ranging from
seven to 13 years, the sources said, and one other person was
The boat capsized off the Mediterranean coast on Sept. 21
near the village of Burg Rashid. Rescue workers and fishermen
rescued at least 169 people, but at least 202 people died.
(Reporting by Haitham Ahmed and Ahmed Mohamed Hassan; Writing
by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Dominic Evans)