President Sisi mourns victims of Aswan tourist bus crash

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Apr 2022

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has offered his “sincere condolences and sympathy” to the families of the victims of a tragic road accident on Wednesday in Aswan that killed 10 people – five Egyptians, four French, and one Belgian.

Aswan tourist bus

"I have instructed the concerned authorities to take all necessary measures, follow up and provide all medical treatment and care for the victims of the painful accident," El-Sisi wrote on his official social media accounts on same day.

The president also said that he has issued instructions to provide "support to the families of the victims and the injured."

The accident took place on the Aswan-Abu Simbel highway when a truck and a tourist bus collided, injuring 14 people, including eight from France and six from Belgium, whom Aswan governorate says are in stable condition.

"I extend my sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the deceased, praying to the Almighty to bless the victims with mercy and grant their families and relatives forbearance and solace," El-Sisi said.

The cause of the crash is not immediately clear, and an investigation by the Public Prosecution is still ongoing.

Egypt, which sees deadly road accidents on a near-daily basis, has witnessed a steady decline in the number of road accidents over the past years in parallel with national efforts to improve the country’s road network through the National Road Project launched in 2014.

The country reported a drop of 28.9 percent in road traffic injuries and 8.9 percent in deaths in 2020 compared to the previous year, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics said in a report in November.

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