Fire Breaks Out During Cruise Down the Nile

Nile River FireA number of news outlets are reporting that a fire broke out aboard an Egyptian cruise ship, which caused the evacuation of 77 tourists during a cruise on the Nile River.

The fire reportedly occurred due to a short circuit near the stern of the cruise ship as it sailed between Luxor and Esna in southern Egypt.

Some of the tourists refused to get back on the cruise ship after the fire.

The news is rather skimpy at this point.  If you have additional information or photos please leave a comment below.

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Stuart Wooster - November 8, 2012 5:13 AM

I wonder what kind of safety records they have in Egypt. I know from seeing some TV coverage of holidays there that some vessels look like they could catch fire at any time.

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