At least 21 killed in Egypt minibus crash | News

Health officials said three children were among those killed when a minibus overturned on a highway and fell into a canal.

At least 21 people were killed when a minibus fell into a canal in Egypt’s northern Nile Delta region, Egypt’s health ministry said.

According to security sources, the bus carrying about 35 people derailed on a highway on Saturday and fell into the Mansuriya canal in the town of Aga, in the northern province of Dakahlia.

Dr Sherif Makeen, an official with the Ministry of Health, said three children were among the dead.

Egyptian media reported that the accident was caused by a faulty steering wheel but did not elaborate.

Traffic accidents is common in Egypt, where roads are often poorly maintained and driving rules are disregarded.

In 2021, about 7,000 people have killed on the road of the most populous country in the Arab world, according to official figures.

In July, 25 people died and 35 were injured in central Egypt when a bus crashed into a truck parked on the side of the road.

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