Published: 2021-04-14 13:52
Last Updated: 2021-05-06 13:57
At least 20 people were killed and three others were injured after a bus overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt Tuesday.
The bus was traveling from Cairo when it turned over and was hit by the truck on a road in the southern governorate of Assiut, the Governor of Assiut Essam Saad said in a statement.
Following the incident, both vehicles caught fire.
The governor’s office released pictures that showed a burned-out bus with rescue teams looking for survivors.
The victims were immediately taken to nearby hospitals.
The Egyptian Ministry of Health said that 36 ambulances rushed to the scene.