25 Dead, Scores Injured In Egypt Bus Crash

Families of those killed will receive 10,000 Egyptian pounds as compensation

At least 25 people were killed and many injured in Egypt when the bus they were travelling in smashed into a parked truck, official media reported.

The bus carrying around 45 passengers crashed into the stationary truck near the village of al-Barsha, some 300km south of the capital Cairo in al-Minya governorate.

“The truck was parked on the side of the road to change a tyre when it was hit from behind by the bus travelling from Sohag governorate to Cairo,” a statement from the governorate said.

Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity said it would offer “emergency benefits” of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (around US$530) to the families of those killed, state media said.

Some 7,000 people died in road accidents in the country in 2020, according to official figures. – AFP

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