The Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine El Kabbaj raised the value of the subvention for the victims’ families of a factory bus crash in Port Said to become EGP 15,000 for the families of dead and EGP 5,000 for the injured.
The factory is to pay a total compensation of EGP 795,000 for the families.
A truck crashed into a bus on Saturday near Port Said, northern Egypt, killing 23 people, injuring seven others. The bus was carrying local Egyptian laborers who had been on their way home in Damietta governorate from a garment factory.
According to the Initial investigation, the truck’s driver was trying to avoid crashing into a car. However, the truck veered to crash into the bus coming from the opposite direction.
Ambulances rushed to the scene to move the injured people to nearby hospitals, whose injuries varies from concussion to bruises.
Moreover, twenty-nine people were killed on Saturday including one Indian and two Malaysian tourists, while 31 others injured in two separate bus crashes in northern and eastern Egypt, said local media quoting medical and security sources.
Earlier in Saturday, two buses were crashed, one of which was carrying tourists on the Sokhna-Zaafarana road in the Suez governorate, killing six people and 24 were injured.
Three tourists were among those killed, two of them were from Malaysia and the third was an Indian. While the bus driver, the tour guide and a security man were also killed, declared medical sources explaining that some of the injured are in a serious condition.
The Initial investigation indicated that the accident was caused by a tire explosion of one of the buses, leading the driver to lose control and collided with the other bus coming from the opposite direction.
Although, road fatalities in Egypt are common and are a daily occurrence due to poor road safety and compliance with road rules. However, the total number of road accidents has been declining since 2010, where it reached 24,400 accidents per year.