Jordan offers condolences to Egypt over Dakahlia traffic accident victims

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Published: 2022-11-13 12:20

Last Updated: 2022-12-01 14:22


Jordan offers condolences to Egypt over Dakahlia traffic accident victims
Jordan offers condolences to Egypt over Dakahlia traffic accident victims

Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates offered its condolences to the government and people of Egypt over the victims of the traffic accident in Dakahlia which left many dead and several injured.

The Ministry expressed its condolences to the victims' families and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

At least 21 people were killed Saturday when the minibus they were traveling in overturned in northern Egypt's Nile Delta, the health ministry said.

The minibus tumbled into a canal in Dakahlia province, the ministry said.

It was badly damaged and its windows were shattered, according to an AFP photographer at the scene.

Police have cordoned off the site as a crowd gathered to watch the rescue efforts, the photographer said.

Egyptian media outlets reported the accident was caused by a malfunctioning steering wheel, without elaborating.

Traffic accidents are common in Egypt where roads are often poorly maintained and driving rules flouted.