Two Israeli tourists killed, seven injured in South Sinai road accident

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 Jul 2022

Two Israeli tourists were killed and seven others were injured in a road accident in South Sinai governorate on Thursday, Egyptian and Israeli media reported.

Screen capture from video of the Taba border crossing as Israeli authorities wait to take in Israelis injured in a deadly road accident in the Sinai Peninsula, July 28, 2022. AP


The accident took place on the Nuweibaa-Taba highway – which is close to the Egyptian-Israeli border – when a tourist bus coming from Dahab collided with a truck.

The injured tourists were taken to a local medical centre.

Last week, at least 25 people were killed and 31 others were injured when a public transport bus crashed into a trailer truck in Minya governorate.

Despite the frequent road accidents in the country, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics recorded a 9.3 percent drop in traffic injuries in 2021 compared to 2020.

Egypt has upgraded, developed, and constructed several roads and highways nationwide as part of its 2014 National Road Project to overhaul the country’s road network, reduce car accidents, and facilitate and speed up movement between governorates.

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