At least 21 killed in Egypt minibus crash

Egypt’s health ministry said at least 21 people were killed when a minibus plunged into a canal in Egypt’s northern Nile Delta region. 35 people were on board a bus when it toppled into a canal in Aga, north of Dakahlia province, on Saturday, security sources said.

Five people, including three children, were killed in the accident, said Dr. Sherif Makeen, head of the health ministry’s department of hospitals and health institutions. There were no details about how the accident occurred, other than that it was caused by a faulty steering wheel.

Because of poor road maintenance and driving violations, traffic accidents are prevalent in Egypt. Of the world’s most populous Arab country, 7,000 people were killed on its roads in 2021, according to official figures.

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