Egypt: Bus falls into canal in Nile Delta, killing a minimum of 21

Egypt: Bus falls into canal in Nile Delta, killing a minimum of 21

A bus fell right into a canal in Egypt’s Nile River Delta area Saturday (Nov 12) killing a minimum of 21 folks, the nation’s Well being Ministry stated.

One of many ministry official added that three kids have been among the many lifeless.

Police, river rescue forces and ambulances from the Daqahliya province have been dispatched to the location of the accident.

Injured passengers have been evacuated to a neighborhood hospital.

The Public Prosecution workplace which is investigating the incident, accused the minibus driver of constructing a cellphone name when driving.

He was arrested and preliminary checks allegedly revealed that he was below the affect of medication, based on a judiciary supply.

Citing figures from the the Central Company for Public Mobilisation and Statistics, state media Ahram reported that whereas site visitors accidents throughout Egypt dropped final yr, site visitors deaths elevated by 15.2 p.c.

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