At least 14 dead, 17 injured in double bus crash in Egypt: officials

Around 7,000 people were killed on the country’s roads in 2020 (representation)

Cairo:

At least 14 people were killed and 17 injured on Saturday when a coach and minibus collided at high speed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, security officials said.

The minibus and coach, which had come from the capital Cairo and headed for the Red Sea tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, collided as they were accelerating in poor visibility due to fog in the air. dawn, officials added.

The accident happened near El-Tor in southern Sinai, some 300 kilometers (185 miles) southeast of Cairo.

The injured were taken to El-Tor hospital.

Commuting accidents are common in Egypt, where many roads are poorly maintained and traffic rules often overlooked.

Around 7,000 people were killed on the country’s roads in 2020, according to official figures.

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