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In this Aug. 8, 2019, photo, garbage creeps towards the shore at Stanley Beach in Alexandria, Egypt. Authorities say that 11 people drowned off the coast of northern Egypt on Friday, July 10, 2020 at a beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, file)

Police: 4 family members drown at beach in northern Egypt

Jul. 23, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Four members of a family visiting a beach in northern Egypt drowned on Thursday, the police said, the second incident in as many weeks along a rocky coast that has long been a notorious site of drownings. Rescue crews pulled the bodies of a 19-year-old girl and her 15-year-old brother from the...

In this Aug. 8, 2019, photo, garbage creeps towards the shore at Stanley Beach in Alexandria, Egypt. Authorities say that 11 people drowned off the coast of northern Egypt on Friday, July 10, 2020 at a beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, file)

11 people drowned at rocky beach in northern Egypt

Jul. 10, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Eleven people drowned off the coast of northern Egypt, local authorities said Friday, at a beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters. The tragedy unfolded at a beach in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, when a young boy ran into the sea and began having difficulties, said the...

Egypt hospital fire kills 7 coronavirus patients

Jun. 29, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An intensive care unit at an Egyptian hospital caught fire on Monday, killing seven COVID-19 patients, according to the country’s public prosecutor. The blaze erupted in the coronavirus ward of a private hospital in Alexandria, along Egypt’s north coast. Six men and one woman...