The Hurghada Prosecution office in the Red Sea Governorate is investigating the burning and sinking of a tourist yacht belonging to the owner of a tourist village in Hurghada.
According to authorities, a fire broke out on the yacht while it was just south of Giftun Island in the Red Sea.
Clouds of smoke quickly covered the sky, and a rescue team was dispatched so save those aboard.
Preliminary investigations found that the yacht was carrying about eight people on a cruise, seven of whom were rescued. One person is still missing.
A video of the yacht burning and sinking was shared on social media.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm