At least 20 dead in bus collision in Egypt

At least 20 dead in bus collision in Egypt

At least 20 people were killed and three others injured when a bus carrying passengers collided with a truck on the Assiut Red Sea road, Egyptian media reported.

Early Wednesday morning, the Egyptian Ministry of Health confirmed that 20 people were killed and three injured in the incident.

The Ministry said it had sent 31 ambulances to rescue the injured and transport the charred bodies, al-Ahram reported.

Photos circulating on social media showed the bus was charred and burned out completely after the collision with the truck.

The bus was travelling from Cairo when it turned over and was hit by a truck on a road in the southern province of Assiut, 320 kilometers south of Cairo, Assiut’s Governor Essam Saad said in a statement.

Both vehicles caught on fire, the statement  added.

Photos released by the governor’s office showed a burned out bus, with rescue teams looking for survivors. The victims were taken to nearby hospitals, the statement said.

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