CAIRO (AP) – A trailer truck crashed right into a microbus, killing a minimum of 18 individuals and injuring 5 others south of the Egyptian capital, authorities mentioned.
The nation’s chief prosecutor’s workplace mentioned in a press release that the crash occurred on Friday night on a freeway close to the city of Atfih, 100 kilometers south of Cairo.
The east Cairo-Assiut route, situated on the east aspect of the Nile, connects Cairo to the southern provinces of the nation and is understood for the velocity of the visitors.
Police officers mentioned the truck’s tire exploded, inflicting it to overturn and collide with the microbus. The victims had been taken to close by hospitals, the assertion mentioned. The motive force of the truck was arrested.
Street accidents kill hundreds of individuals yearly in Egypt, which has a poor transport security file. Accidents are primarily brought on by dashing, unhealthy roads or poor utility of the freeway code.
The nation’s official statistics company says round 10,000 highway accidents came about in 2019, the newest yr for which statistics can be found, killing greater than 3,480. In 2018, there have been 8,480 automobile accidents, leading to greater than 3,080 deaths.