International Desk: At least 21 people were killed when a bus fell into a canal in northern Egypt’s Nile Delta region, the country’s health ministry said.
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The bus was carrying 35 passengers when it came off a highway on Saturday and fell into Mansuriya canal in Aga town, in the northern governorate of Dakahlia, according to security sources.
Dr Sherif Makeen, a health ministry official, told that three children were among the dead.
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Egyptian media outlets reported that 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.
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In 2021, nearly 7,000 people were died on the roads of the Arab world’s most populous country, according to official figures.
In July, 25 people killed and 35 others injured in central Egypt when a bus crashed into a truck parked on the side of the road.
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