Commander of Egypt's Northern Military Region dies in road accident

Ahram Online , Wednesday 28 Jun 2017

Major General Mohamed Lotfy Youssef was killed when his car flipped over as he travelled to Alexandria

The commander of Egypt's northern military region, Major General Mohamed Lotfy Youssef, died in a road accident on Wednesday evening, the health ministry has announced.

According to a short statement from the ministry, Youssef died when the car he was travelling in flipped over on the Cairo-Alexandria highway.

The incident, which occured as Youssef travelled to Alexandria, was the result of a burst tyre, the statement said.

Two other men, an army officer and a conscript driver, were injured in the incident. They were transferred to Wadi El-Natroun Surgical Hospital for treatment.

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