Egypt to put cameras on Suez Canal after shooting

Egypt has started to install security cameras along the Suez Canal after a shot fired from a cargo ship chartered by the U.S. Navy killed an Egyptian trader on a motorboat, officials said on Friday.

Egypt to put cameras on Suez Canal after shooting
U.S. President George W. Bush expressed his regret to Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak over the shooting on Monday.

Two other traders were wounded in the shooting, according to Egyptian security officials and witnesses. The United States initially denied reports of fatalities.

A Suez Canal Authority official said monitors will watch the traffic in the waterway through large screens at the headquarters of the authority in the coastal city of Ismailia.

"Installing these cameras will help achieve a better vision of all the movements of ships, vessels and small boats in the waterway," the official, who asked not to be named, said.

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