Bus accident in Egypt claims 12 lives, injures 14

In a bus accident in southern Egypt, about 12 individuals have died, including a Belgian tourist, and the other 14 were injured on Wednesday, according to a representative from the governor’s office of Aswan Province.

The incident took place with a tourist bus nearby the city of Aswan, on the eastern bank of the Nile, when the vehicle crashed with a truck and caught fire.

Moreover, Belgium’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson named, Wouter Poels, mentioned during an interview, “We are still waiting for confirmation of several elements,” he added that the ministry cannot officially give the confirmation about any of the Belgian victims till now.

The governor of Aswan stated that the Belgian victim, four French people as well as the five Egyptians also died in the crash.

Along with this, the 14 other injured people, including six Belgians and eight French nationals, are in “stable condition” and have been hospitalised for “fractures, bruises and superficial injuries.” They were taken to the Aswan University Hospital.

After this incident it marks a second road accident in a week. Five days ago, three individuals died in an accident on the road near the Red Sea.

Furthermore, in recent years, an average of 7,000 individuals have faced death every year in road accidents in the nation, which has a population of 103 million.

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