Three British tourists are missing after a massive fire engulfed a luxury boat undertaking a cruise in the Egyptian Red Sea. Local authorities said 12 more UK nationals were aboard the ship but have been rescued.
The ship was carrying a total of 29 people, police said, with the other 14 on board believed to be Egyptian nationals.
All those rescued, including the members of the crew, are believed to have suffered no injuries.
The Foreign Office issued a statement saying it is “supporting” the Britons involved in the incident.
An FCDO spokesperson said: “We are in contact with local authorities following an incident aboard a dive boat near Marsa Alam, and are supporting British nationals involved.”
Terrifying footage shared on social media shows massive flames bursting out of the back of the ship.
Large plumes of thick black smoke can also be seen rising in the air.
Initial reports suggest the fire was the result of an electrical fault.
An investigation into the cause of the fire has already begun, the BBC wrote.
The tourist boat left Port Ghalib in Marsa Alam on June 6 and was due to return on Sunday.
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