Cairo - The death toll in a boat sinking in the Nile north of Cairo rose to 22 people, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.
Five were rescued as a search was being conducted for 10 others believed to be missing, the privately owned newspaper al-Watan said, citing an unnamed security official.
There were more than 35 people aboard the boat when a barge hit it late on Wednesday and caused it to sink off the district of al-Waraq in Giza, according to witnesses.
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In an initial report, the Interior Ministry said that 15 people drowned and six were rescued in the accident.
Angry families of the victims gathered near a police station in al-Waraq, chanting anti-government slogans, state-run newspaper al-Ahram reported online.
Public transport accidents are common in Egypt mainly due to lack of safety standards.