Egypt’s Health Ministry said in a statement, that a traffic accident Saturday involving a microbus and a larger bus left at least 16 people dead and 18 others injured in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
Tor police said the collision which happened about 10 kilometers from Tor involved a microbus plunged into a public bus on a road linking the city of Tor in southern Sinai to the city of Suez.
The Health Ministry said it dispatched at least 13 ambulances to the scene and that the injured were taken to hospitals in southern Sinai.
Egypt’s official statistics agency says there were around 10,000 road accidents in 2019, resulting in 3,480 deaths.
Fatal traffic accidents claim thousands of lives every year in Egypt, which has a poor transportation safety record. The crashes and collisions are mostly caused by speeding, bad roads or poor enforcement of traffic laws.
In October, a head-on vehicle collision killed at least 19 people just outside Cairo. Another dozen people were killed and 30 others injured in September when a bus overturned on a highway linking Cairo with the city of Suez.
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