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Boat Carrying 30 Girls Capsizes, Seven Believed Dead

July 25, 1995

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) _ A ferry boat carrying 30 teen-age girls to work capsized today in the Nile, and seven were believed dead.

The boat overturned near the village of Rashid, north of Cairo, police officials said. Twenty-three girls were rescued, and the bodies of three others were found, the officials said.

A search continued for the four missing girls, but they were believed to have drowned, police said.

The ferry was carrying the girls to a village where they work in the fields. The ferry’s captain was in custody for questioning.

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