LE10,000 for families of deceased in South Sinai Bus accident: Minister

Ahram Online, Friday 22 Aug 2014

Minister of Social Solidarity says the government will compensate the injured by LE4000 and families of those who died in the accident by LE10,000

Ghada Wali
Egypt's Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali (Photo:Ahram)

Egypt’s social solidarity minister, Ghada Wali, says the government will compensate those who were injured and the families of those who were killed in the collision of two buses in South Sinai on Friday, state news agency MENA reported.

Wali said the government will compensate the injured with LE4,000 ($555) and families of the deceased with LE10,000 ($1,388).

At least 38 were killed and 41 injured in the early hours of Friday when two tourist buses collided in Egypt’s South Sinai on the El-Tor (Sharm El-Sheikh freeway)a health ministry official had told Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website.

Twenty of the 41 injured have been discharged, Mohamed Abdel-Salam, the South Sinai prosecutor said.

Hatem Amin, the head of South Sinai security directorate, has ruled out any criminal foul play describing the disaster as a road accident.

Bodies of the killed and injured were retrieved from the wreckage, health ministry undersecretary of in the South Sinai governorate Mohamed Lasheen said.

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