Egypt’s Foreign Ministry offers condolences over Aswan-Abu Simbel Road accident victims



Fri, 08 Jul 2022 - 01:18 GMT


Fri, 08 Jul 2022 - 01:18 GMT

CAIRO - 7 July 2022: Egypt’s Foreign Ministry expressed grief over the victims of Thursday deadly crash between a bus and a truck on the Aswan-Abu Simbel road, 100 kilometers south of the Upper Egypt governorate of Aswan.

Nine were killed and 44 others injured, including Egyptian and Sudanese citizens.

In a tweet, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez offered his deepest condolences to the families of the departed and wished the injured speedy recovery.

A bus collided into a truck on Aswan-Abu Simbel Road in Upper Egypt on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding 44 others.

Aswan governorate’s health authorities have dispatched more than 20 ambulances to the scene and the injured people were moved to the hospital for treatment.

A car crash in Aswan last month also killed two people and wounded eight others on Edfu-Marsa Alam Road.

This comes while Egypt has seen a decline in the number of road accidents over the recent years in light of the national efforts to develop the country’s road network.

According to the statistical agency (CAPMAS), Egypt saw a decline in injuries and deaths due to road accidents by almost 29 percent and 9 percent respectively in 2020 compared to 2019.




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