A bus has crashed into a canal, killing 21 people.
Eko Hot Blog reports that at least 21 people were killed when a minibus fell into a canal in northern Egypt’s Nile Delta region.
Egypt’s health ministry confirmed the number in a statement.
Dr Sherif Makeen, a health ministry official, said three children were among the dead.
According to security sources who spoke with Al Jazeera, the bus was carrying some 35 people when it derailed on a highway on Saturday and fell into Mansuriya canal in Aga town, in the northern governorate of Dakahlia.
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, Al Jazeera reported.
In 2021, approximately 7,000 people were killed on the roads of the Arab world’s most populous country, according to official figures.
In July, 25 people died and 35 were injured in central Egypt when a bus crashed into a truck parked on the side of the road.
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