Egypt: Bus falls into canal in Nile Delta, killing 21



A bus fell into a canal in Egypt’s Nile (*21*) Delta area Saturday killing at the very least 21 folks, the nation’s Health Ministry stated.

Dr. Sherif Makeen, a well being ministry official, stated three youngsters had been among the many lifeless.

In an announcement, the ministry stated the accident occurred in Dakahlia province, round 100 kilometres (62 miles) northeast of the capital of Cairo. Other injured passengers had been transported to an area hospital.

The head of police investigations in the province, Brig. Mohamed Abdel Hadi, stated the motive force could have misplaced management of the car’s steering wheel.

Deadly site visitors accidents declare 1000’s of lives yearly in Egypt, which has a poor transportation security report. Crashes and collisions are largely attributable to dashing, unhealthy roads or poor enforcement of site visitors legal guidelines.

In July, a passenger bus slammed into a parked trailer truck on a freeway in the southern province of Minya, killing 23 folks and injuring 30. In October, a truck slammed into a minibus in Dakahlia, killing at the very least 10 folks, authorities stated.


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