DAKHALIA (Egypt) - Four girls drowned when their pleasure boat capsized in a canal in this Nile Delta province, the official Middle East News Agency reported on Saturday. Eight others were rescued from death during the mishap.
The victims aged from 10 to 13 years. Upon notified of the accdent, Governor Samir Salam and a team of rescue rushed to the scene, said MENA.
Investigations are under way into the mishap. Boat tragedies in Egypt are not uncommon mainly due to failure to observe safety standards.