Cairo – At least 30 people were killed in two road accidents Tuesday in Egypt’s Nile Delta province of Sharqiya, police said.
Twenty were killed when a small bus carrying workers hit a truck carrying sand, then collided with three other cars on the road.
The bus driver was speeding to overtake two cars ahead of him, but with visibility low due to fog, he could not see other cars ahead. Four people were injured in the accident.
Shortly after, two trucks collided, killing 10 and injuring 20.
Traffic accidents are common in Egypt due to poor road conditions, weak enforcement of safety regulations and reckless driving.
Some 8,000 people are killed and 32,000 injured on Egypt’s roads each year, according to official statistics. m&c