Car Accident in Egypt Leaves At Least 32 Dead, 63 Injured: Video
© AFP 2023 AHMED HASANPeople clear the way for an ambulance at the scene of a building collapse in the Hadayiq al-Qubba district of Cairo on July 17, 2023.
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An oil leak from a car caused several vehicles to collide, some of which caught fire. The Egyptian Ministry of Health sent at least 20 ambulances to the scene and the injured were taken to hospitals.
At least 32 people died and 63 others were injured in a road accident in Egypt, said the country's Health Minister Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.
The accident happened on the Cairo-Alexandria road, 131 km north of the capital city of Cairo, in Egypt's Beheira governorate.
The accident involved cars and a bus carrying passengers. An oil leak from one car caused several vehicles to collide, some of which caught fire. Some of the people in the car crash were burned to death, according to local state media.
The Ministry of Health said that at least 20 ambulances were sent to the location of the accident.
Dr. Ghaffar stated that the injured people were transferred to a hospital in Wadi al-Natrun, while others were taken to Al-Nubaria.