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Relatives of the victims of the tragedy in the Red Sea dispersed by the police

February 4 2006

Thousands of relatives of passengers killed in the crash of the ferry "Salam 98" tried to break into the port of Safaga. The way they blocked the Egyptian police, who with batons and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

While representatives of the Egyptian authorities give different information about who managed to escape. Called numbers from 354 to 415. Total on board the ferry were 1,414 passengers and crew members. The ferry sank in the Red Sea, near the Egyptian coast on Saturday night due to a fire in the engine compartment, according to Ekho Moskvy.

Meanwhile, n resident of Russia, Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to the leadership and people of Egypt in connection with the tragedy in the Red Sea, the press service of the Russian state.

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