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No citizens of Azerbaijan among passengers of Al Salam 98 ferry sunk in Red Sea

04 February 2006 [15:22] - TODAY.AZ
According to the information from the Egypt and Saudi Arabia official bodies, there are no citizens of Azerbaijan among the passengers of the Al Salam 98 ferry sunk in the Red Sea.

According to the first secretary of the Azerbaijan Embassy to Egypt Agaselim Shukyurov, there are no grounds for concerns about the life of the Azerbaijan citizens staying in this region, Trend reports.

There were over 1,300 passengers, mostly Egyptian pilgrims, coming back from Hadj, about 100 crew members, as well as citizens of Syria, Sudan, Egypt, Canada and the United Arab Emirates on board of the Egyptian ferry, bound for Egyptian port Safaga from the Saudi port of Duba.

Al Salam 98 Egyptian ferry sunk due to the fire. 322 persons have been saved, including 12 Saudis and a Syrian. It should be reminded the coastal services lost communication with the ferry on 3 February.

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