At least 32 dead in vehicle collision in Egypt | ET REALITY


CAIRO – At least 32 people were killed and 63 others were injured Saturday morning in Egypt after a passenger bus and several vehicles collided about 82 miles north of the capital Cairo, the Health Ministry said.

The collisions occurred on the main desert highway in the Beheira governorate that links Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Police said an oil leak from a vehicle caused the collision, and some vehicles caught fire, according to the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper.

Ambulances rushed to the scene to take the injured to the hospital.

On Wednesday, at least 17 people were killed when a truck and a minibus collided on the Greater Cairo Ring Road, Al-Ahram said.

Eight Americans were killed and 23 other people were injured in 2010 when their tour bus collided with a parked truck filled with sand on a dimly lit desert road, according to news reports. The accident occurred around dawn on a highway linking the southern city of Aswan to the historic Abu Simbel temple, authorities said.

In 2003, a tourist bus overturned in eastern Egypt, killing 20 people and injuring more than 20. The driver lost control while heading from the resort of Sharm el Sheikh in the Sinai to the resort of Taba in the Red Sea, police said.

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