2 Egyptians killed, 43 injured in bus crash near Sharm El-Sheikh



Wed, 27 Apr 2022 - 01:45 GMT


Wed, 27 Apr 2022 - 01:45 GMT

Photo courtesy of Egypt Today

Photo courtesy of Egypt Today

CAIRO – 27 April 2022: A bus overturned on Wednesday in South Sinai, 15 kilometers away from Sharm El-Sheikh city, killing 2 people and injuring 43 others. Casualties are also Egyptians.

The bus, which was traveling from Upper Egypt's Minya, crashed on the new International Road in South Sinai governorate between Sharm El-Sheikh and Al-Tor cities.

Health Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said 25 ambulances were dispatched to the scene and the injured people were moved to Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital.

The Public Prosecution has been informed about the incident to start investigations.

In January, the Public Prosecution launched a probe into a bus collision with a microbus in Tor city, which killed 16 people and injuring 17 others. The bus was heading to Sharm El-Sheikh when the incident took place.

Earlier this month, a truck and a tourist bus crashed on Aswan-Abu Simbel highway, causing the death of five Egyptians and five foreigners, according to officials. The crash also wounded 14 people, including tourists from France and Belgium.

This comes while Egypt, over the past year, has reportedly seen a decline in the number of deaths caused by road accidents with the state working on building new roads and raising the efficiency of the existing ones.

In October 2020, Egypt’s Cabinet Information Center published an infographic explaining that Egypt recorded 7,000 death cases in 2020, compared to 12,000 cases in 2019, meaning a 44 percent decrease in the rate.

It went on to say that this progress is powered by the state’s steps to develop road and bridge sectors, and adopt road safety measures to reduce the number of injuries and deaths.



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