Sisi Orders Necessary Measures to Prevent Nile Boat Accidents

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Saturday, 25/7/215 with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab on a recent Nile boat accident that left several people dead.

Presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said Sisi gave directives to take all measures to prevent such incidents.

Youssef said the President was keen to be acquainted with the circumstances of the accident in which a boat collided with a barge.

He cited the premier as saying that a panel has been formed from concerned ministries to review regulations of Nile transportation. Punishment for violators will be tightened, he said.

The President ordered full care to be provided to the families of the victims and compensations to be paid to them.

The spokesman said that Mahlab reviewed during the meeting with The President the outcome of his recent visit to Italy.