At least 35 people died this Saturday and another 60 were injured when a bus collided with a large number of cars on the highway that connects Cairo with the Mediterranean city of Alexandriain northern Egypt, Egyptian security sources informed EFE.
The accident took place in the province of Al Beherain the Nile Delta, where a fuel leak caused the bus to skid and collide with “a large number” of vehicles, causing a fire after which 28 deaths have been recorded so far, according to the head of the department of Security of said province, Mahmud al-Hueidy.
According to the informant, there were around twenty ambulances to treat those injured in the accident, while a team from the Attorney General’s Office also came to carry out an investigation.
Likewise, teams from the traffic department They are working to clear kilometer 134 of the highway towards Cairo and facilitate the access of more ambulances and the resumption of traffic.
Images shared on social networks showed more than a dozen cars on fire, some of them burned, and dozens of bloodied people in the middle of this highway, one of the most important in Egypt.