Atleast five people died on Monday after a boat capsized in a lake near Egypt’s Meditteranean city of Alexandria.

According to multiple reports, among the dead were three children-aged as well as two women.

Alexandria’s governer, Mohammed el-Sharif said that three other people were rescued and taken to a hospital.

Rescue workers were still searching for others missing on the lake, located west of Alexandria.

However, its not clear what caused capsizing, but the governor said the boat was small and overcrowded.

In July, eleven people drowned at an Alexandria beach known for its rocky jetty and fast-moving waters.