Egyptian highway bus-truck crash kills 17.


According to the Egyptian Ministry of Health, a collision between a public bus and a large transport truck on a desert highway in the country’s southwest resulted in the deaths of seventeen people and the injury of 29 others.

According to medical and security sources, the event occurred on Wednesday on the Assuit-Kharga highway, which is around 400 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of Cairo in the New Valley area, which shares a long border with Libya.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health, twenty-six ambulances were sent to the scene to take the injured to nearby hospitals.

The facts of the incident were not immediately revealed.

Motor vehicle accidents are widespread in Egypt owing to drivers’ contempt for the law, insufficient enforcement of traffic laws, and awful road conditions.

According to a report released in 2019 by Egypt’s national statistics agency CAPMAS, traffic accidents would kill 7,101 Egyptians in 2021, a 15.2% increase over the previous year’s total.


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