Middle East, Africa

Bus carrying workers crashes in Egypt, 18 killed

Workers on bus were en route to textile plant in northern Port Said city

Aydogan Kalabalik   | 28.12.2019
Bus carrying workers crashes in Egypt, 18 killed File Photo

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At least 18 people were killed and six others injured on Saturday in a road accident in northern Egypt, according to local media.

The bus carrying workers of a textile plant in the northern Port Said city crashed into a van on the Port Said-Damietta highway, the Al Gomhuria daily reported.

The reason for the accident is yet to be clear, as neither the Health Ministry nor the Interior Ministry have issued any statement on the incident so far.

According to the 2015 report of the World Health Organization, Egypt is ranking 16th for the road safety in the Arab world, while its worldwide standing is 109 among 180 countries.

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