The Latest: 148 bodies recovered after Egypt boat tragedy

September 23, 2016 1:41 PM

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Egypt’s state news agency says the total number of bodies pulled from the Mediterranean waters off the Egyptian coast has climbed to 148, three days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized.

MENA quoted Wahdan el-Sayyed, the spokesman of the Nile Delta province of Beheira, as saying Friday that the search operation is still ongoing for more bodies of victims.

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