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Egypt: oil spill threatens nature reserve

Ecologists have discovered an oil slick extending for 300 meters along the Red Sea coast near the Egyptian town of El-Tor in the Sinai, reported Youm7 portal on Monday.

The spilled oil may affect the Ras Mohammed National Park, Marine Reserve which houses one of the finest coral ecosystems in the world. According to the site, the water could spread to the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The portal quoted Adil Kassab, head of crisis management in the governorate of South Sinai, that scholars have begun to locate and eliminate the release of oil.

The Governor of South Sinai Khaled Foda has established a special commission to investigate the incident and to find those responsible. Obviously, a business located in the city of El-Tor would have been involved in the spill.

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