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Road accident in Egypt: a bus left the truck, but fell into the canal

December 15 2008
08:20

In Egypt, in a major accident killed 57 people. The accident occurred on the eve: a bus driver, who was riding from Cairo to avoid head-on collision with the oncoming truck, abruptly left the road and at full speed, fell into an irrigation canal.

The number of victims of the tragedy has risen from 53 to 57 people, after the reservoir, where an overcrowded bus fell, were found a few dead bodies. According to local media, on the bus were about 70 people, although, according to the rules peervozok, it can not go more than 50 passengers, reports AP.

Note that a large number of road accidents - one of the national problems of Egypt according to the latest statistics (for 2006) per year are killed in Egyptian accident nearly 8,000 people.

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