9 killed as microbus crashes, catches fire on Middle Ring Rd in Egypt’s 6th of October City



Thu, 01 Jun 2023 - 10:13 GMT


Thu, 01 Jun 2023 - 10:13 GMT

CAIRO – 1 June 2023: Nine people were killed and four were injured as a microbus crashed and caught fire on the Middle Ring Road in 6th of October City in northern Egypt’s Giza governorate late on Wednesday.

The microbus caught fire after being rear ended by a truck, according to reports.

The truck driver fled the scene after the crash and security authorities are intensifying its efforts to arrest him.

The injured and the bodies were moved to the 6th of October City Central Hospital.

Egypt saw a decline in injuries due to road accidents by 9.3 percent in 2021 compared to 2020. However, the number of deaths due to the road accidents in the country rose by 15.2 percent to 7,101, according to the official statistical agency (CAPMAS).



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