At least 14 killed in bus accident in Egypt's Beni Suef

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Aug 2017

A photo showing the bus after the accident (Photo:Al-Ahram Arabic website)

At least 14 people were killed and 40 others injured on Tuesday morning when a bus collided with a truck in Upper Egypt's Beni Suef governorate, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

According to a short statement issued by the health ministry in Beni Suef, a bus travelling from Minya governorate to Cairo flipped over on the Eastern Desert highway after colliding with a truck.

The bus was carrying 62 passengers, said the ministry, adding that the dead and injured were transferred to hospitals in the governorate.

Deadly road crashes take place on a near daily basis in Egypt, which is notorious for poor road safety, badly maintained infrastructure, and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

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