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Monday, February 06, 2006

Relatives Riot Over Ferry Accident

SAFAGA, Egypt (AP) -- Relatives of passengers,drowned on a Red Sea ferry, attacked the offices of the owners Monday, throwing its furniture into the street and burning the company's signboard.

Riot police intervened and fired tear gas to restore order.

The mob broke into the offices of El Salam Maritime in this Red Sea port early in the morning and began throwing everything out into the street.

The families need death certificates to claim a payment of $5,200 that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has said should go to the family of each victim. The president said survivors would each get $2,600. Neither victim or family member has yet to recieve pay.
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