6 Dec 2009

Passengers rescued after Nile ferry collision

6:19 am on 6 December 2009

Rescue workers in Egypt have ended their search for passengers thought to be missing after two ferries collided on the Nile River, and officials say no-one appears to be unaccounted for.

The police now say the initial estimates of about 20 missing passengers were wrong and that no-one died in the accident near the northern city of Rosetta.

Nineteen people were rescued.

The police say no bodies have been recovered and no missing persons reports have been filed.

Officials are still looking into the cause of the collision.