Egyptians mourn drowned migrants

Abu Gandeer residents say lack of opportunities at home prompted the young men to try to reach Libya by boat.

    Egyptian officials have confirmed seven men died after their boat sank off the Libyan coast.

    They are the recent casualties in the wave of illegal migrants from Egypt that are taking to the shores in hopes of a better life abroad.

    Residents of the village the victims came from said the young men were short of choices with nothing but the prospect of abject poverty.

    Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports from Abu Gandeer, El Fayoum.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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