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Gaza authorities: 6 Egyptian fishermen rescued, 1 missing

January 17, 2019
Palestinian Hamas officers inspect the wreckage of an Egyptian fishing boat, that was destroyed Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea during harsh stormy weather, on the coast of Nusseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Gaza's Hamas authorities say they have rescued six Egyptian fishermen in the stormy Mediterranean Sea but that one is still believed to be missing. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas authorities say they have rescued six Egyptian fishermen in the stormy Mediterranean Sea but that one is still believed to be missing.

The Hamas media office says the rough sea washed the wreckage of their boat ashore on the Nusseirat beach in central Gaza Strip

The fishermen were taken to a Gaza hospital. Local media reports say a 48-year-old Egyptian was missing at sea.

The boat apparently was sailing off the coast of northern Sinai when it got caught up in the bad weather and heavy winter winds sweeping the region.

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