Oil spill in the Red Sea resort threatens beaches of Sharm el-Sheikh

Oil slick, stretching for 300 meters along the Red Sea coast, environmentalists found on Monday near the town of El-Tor in the south of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, according to a news web site Youm7.

Oil may fall into a unique national marine reserve of Ras Mohammed, and close to the beaches of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to RIA Novosti.

According to the director of crisis management and special operations province of South Sinai Adil Kassab, experts have begun to localize and eliminate the discharge of oil.

The governor of the province of South Sinai Khaled Foda has created a special commission to investigate the oil spill, and requested the court to find and give the perpetrators of this crime. Presumably, the discharge may be involved in one of the companies of the city of El-Tor.


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