Ten people were killed and 25 injured after a bus overturned on Alexandria’s Sahel Road on Thursday, the health ministry announced.
In an official statement, health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said the accident took place in Sahel’s Kilo 90, which is a gateway to a number of Egyptian resorts on the North Coast.
Megahed said that 11 of the injured were in critical condition and need surgery, adding that they have all been transferred to Ras El-Hekma and Eastern Alexandria Hospital.
Egypt’s high rate of traffic accidents is often attributed to poorly maintained infrastructure and loosely enforced traffic regulations.
According to a Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) report in June 2017, the total number of accidents rose by 1.1 percent in 2016 to reach 14,710 accidents, resulting in 5,343 deaths, 18,646 injuries and 21,089 damaged vehicles.