Egypt town fears worst for local men lost en route to Europe

Thousands ofdesperate migrantsbound for Europe haveperishedin the Mediterranean Sea. In one impoverished Egyptian town, families fear that 15 of their sons are among the dead.The Nile delta cotton-growing town of Dahmasha already feels like a ghost town. Hundreds of its young men have embarked on the dangerous journey via war-torn Libya.Now a group of tearful, black-clad mothers and wives fear the worst after hearing reports, so far unconfirmed by authorities, that a rickety boat carrying their loved ones sank last month.Crammed minibuses arranged by human traffickers had left the town northea…

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