Tragedy in Egypt: Highway accident leaves 24 dead
Twenty-four people were killed and 25 others wounded when a bus carrying workers headed home for an Islamic holiday collided with a truck Wednesday east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, police said.
The bus, coming from the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, overturned after the impact, around 61 kilometers east of the capital, a police official said on condition of anonymity.
The bus was carrying mainly Egyptian workers in the sea resort who were returning to Cairo to join their relatives for the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Twenty-four passengers were killed instantly and at least 25 others were injured, some in critical condition, a hospital official said, requesting anonymity.
According to SPA, the police official said the truck's driver, Bahloul Ali Assar, aged 45, told investigators he was hit from the back and saw bus seats and bodies flying out of the vehicle. The collision took place at around 7 a.m. (0500gmt) on Wednesday. (Albawaba.com)
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