Bus runs over pedestrians on Ring Road killing six, injuring 13

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 19 May 2024

Six people were killed and 13 were injured when a bus ran over them on the Ring Road in the Shubra El-Kheima area, Qalyoubia governorate, authorities said.

File Photo: Ring Road Bus accident. Photo: Al-Ahram


The victims were standing on the side of the road when the driver lost control of the steering wheel, causing the bus to crash into the citizens, according to the initial investigation.

Ambulances rushed to the scene and transferred the victims to hospitals.

The Public Prosecution has initiated an investigation into the accident.

The bus driver was taken into custody and ordered to be tested for drugs.

The Ring Road links the main highways in Greater Cairo, which includes Cairo, Giza, and Qalyoubia governorates.

The Ring Road is being expanded from four to seven lanes in each direction, as part of the country’s plan to upgrade the road network. 

The government also plans to expand it to eight lanes in each direction on the El-Monib and El-Warraq bridges.

Fatalities resulting from road accidents in Egypt in 2023 declined to 5,861, from 7,762 in 2022, while injuries increased to 71,016 in 2023, from 55,991 in 2022, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

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