Partygoers hurt as Egypt boat restaurant starts sinking
About 500 passengers had been on board the floating restaurant in Mansoura, northeast Egypt, where two birthday parties and a wedding were being held on Thursday night.
Videoes of the incident circulating on social media show passengers on the two-storey boat screaming in fear as part of the vessel submerged.
The incident caused no fatalities, the local reports said, but a number of passengers were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Efforts to save the boat from sinking are still ongoing.
Officials have yet to release a statement about what happened.
The boat was unlicensed and operated illegally by its owners, The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported, citing security sources.