CAIRO, EG – A tragic incident occurred on a fog-covered Saturday morning when a passenger bus collided with a stationary vehicle on a highway connecting Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, resulting in over 30 fatalities, according to officials.
A fiery multi-vehicle accident in Northern Egypt involving a passenger bus has left at least 32 people dead and over 60 injured, as reported by authorities. The fatal accident, which led to several vehicles crashing and subsequently catching fire, took place approximately 100 miles north of Cairo on the main highway linking the capital with Alexandria.
Eyewitness footage of the dreadful incident reveals multiple vehicles consumed by fire, with thick black smoke rising into the foggy air. Onlookers can be seen in the footage, with sirens echoing in the background. In other videos shared on social media, people are seen pushing damaged vehicles away from the catastrophic scene.
The Egyptian health ministry dispatched twenty ambulances to the accident site to assist the injured. The crash occurred in the morning fog when the bus, en route to Cairo via the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, collided with a parked vehicle on the highway, as reported by local media and authorities.
An oil leak from one of the vehicles might have contributed to the collision, according to the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper. The crash took place near Wadi El-Natroun, a desert valley area in Northern Egypt, said the country’s health ministry.