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Off the coast of Egypt sank the ship with Russian and Ukrainian sailors

March 10 2006
14:51

The Russian embassy in Egypt said that the lives of four Russians who have suffered as a result of the collapse of the container ship off the coast of Egypt, not in danger.

"The crew consisted of 16 persons, five of them Russians. One was killed, his name - Gorokhov Alexander O.. The four injured are in hospital in Port Said, near the scene of the tragedy. Now there is no danger to their health," - said the adviser to the Russian embassy in Cairo Dmitry Dogadkin.

In the hospital had already headed the consular officer. Also in Egypt, is the owner who was walking under the Malta flag containerships.

On Friday, 100 kilometers from the Egyptian city of Port Said container ship sank, the crew of which consisted of Russian and Ukrainian sailors.

In the department of information and the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that the rescued captain of the ship "could not explain what caused the crash, citing poor health."

The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported that 11 Ukrainian sailors rescued, "they provided necessary medical care, provided clothing and food." Reports Interfax

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