2 dead, 15 injured in Upper Egypt bus crash

Ahram Online, Monday 24 Nov 2014

Bus overturns in Assiut, Upper Egypt, on Monday morning, killing 2 and injuring 15

Bus Accident in Eastern Assiut Road in Upper Egypt killing two and injuring 15 others on November 24, 2014 (Photo: Al-Ahram)

A bus overturned early Monday in Assiut, Upper Egypt, due to excessive speed, killing two and injuring 15, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported

The bus was carrying passengers to Minya governorate.

Eyewitnesses said ambulances were late, arriving 45 minutes after the accident.

Earlier in November, 18 people were killed when a bus packed with high school students collided with three other vehicles in Lower Egypt, prompting the government to introduce amendments to a traffic law that set harsher punishments for traffic violations.

Days earlier, at least ten female university students were killed in a collision in Sohag, in Upper Egypt.

A recent government report said that 100,000 car accidents took place in Egypt from 2008 to 2012, with 33,000 killed and another 150,000 injured.

In 2012, a school bus collided with a train killing over 50 students in Assiut, sparking anger nationwide.


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