In pics: 23 killed, 30 wounded in bus-truck collision in Upper Egypt



Tue, 19 Jul 2022 - 09:01 GMT


Tue, 19 Jul 2022 - 09:01 GMT

CAIRO – 19 July 2022: 23 people were killed and 30 others were injured as a truck collided into a bus on Cairo-Assiut Road on Tuesday morning, Minya governorate's media adminsitration reported.


Ambulances moved to the scene and the deaths and injured people were transferred to Mallawi Specialized Hospital in Upper Egypt’s Minya governorate.


Preliminary data indicates that the bus collided into the back of the truck, which was changing a tire on the side of the road, according to the governroate.

Minya Governor Osama El-Qady moved to the scene to follow up on the causes of the collision and the hospitalization of the injured people.


Qady ordered providing all forms of care to the injured people.

Earlier this month, Upper Egypt saw another deadly accident when a bus collided into a truck on Aswan-Abu Simbel Road, killing nine people and wounding 44 others.

Aswan governorate’s health authorities 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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