CAIRO, July 15 (Xinhua) -- At least seven girls were killed when a boat sank Thursday evening on the Nile River in Egypt's Helwan Governorate, south of the capital Cairo.
The boat was carrying 19 girls, among whom eleven was saved and another one is still missing, Helwan security chief Hamed Abdallah told Xinhua.
The boat was chartered by a church in al-Maadi district for a Nile voyage and picnic, and all 19 girls were Egyptian Christians.
The small boat was overloaded and sank down as a result of unbalance.
Helwan Governor Qadri Abu Hussein has inspected the scene and visited the survivors.