6 killed, 22 injured in bus-truck collision in Upper Egypt’s Minya



Fri, 19 Aug 2022 - 12:07 GMT


Fri, 19 Aug 2022 - 12:07 GMT

A file photo for a road crash in Upper Egypt

A file photo for a road crash in Upper Egypt

CAIRO – 19 August 2022: A bus crashed into a truck in Upper Egypt’s Minya during the past hours, killing six people and injuring 22 others, according to local reports on Friday morning.

Ambulances arrived at the scene and the injured, all of which are from southern Egypt, were hospitalized.

According to preliminary investigations, a truck carrying bricks crashed into the bus, which was travelling from Luxor to Cairo with around 50 passengers on board.

Last month, 23 people were killed and 30 others were injured as a truck collided into a bus on Cairo-Assiut Road in Upper Egypt.

Earlier in July, 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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