Vessel with 120 tourists on board sinks on Egypts Nile

Tourists enjoy a ride on a traditional sailing boat on the Nile river in Cairo on August 7, 2010 (AFP)

One hundred and twenty tourists, most of them Egyptians, escaped unharmed when a boat sunk on the Nile river near the southern town of Aswan on Tuesday, a police official said.

The vessel left the pharaonic hub of Luxor before running into trouble for unknown reasons at Aswan, the official said, adding that all of the passengers were safe.

Last Update: Monday, 11 March 2013 KSA 16:13 - GMT 13:13