According to the Egypt’s Health Ministry, at least 16 persons were killed and 18 others were injured in a bus crash on the international highway.
The incident occurred in the Sinai Peninsula in north-eastern Egypt on early Saturday.
“Due to a fog that impaired sight, a bus collided with a microbus on the road leading to South Sinai province,” according to the statement.
Thirteen ambulances were dispatched to the scene. The injured, who had mostly fractures and bruises, was taken to the nearest public hospital, according to the report.
An investigation was launched right away.
Daily road accidents are widespread in Egypt due to poor road infrastructure and lax traffic laws.
Egypt has been modernizing its road network in recent years, building new highways and bridges and repairing existing ones.
According to the Egyptian Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, vehicle accidents killed 44 percent fewer people in 2019-2020.