At least 16 people were killed in car accident in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

Egyptian health officials stated that a traffic accident involving a van and a large bus occurred in the Sinai Peninsula, resulting in at least 16 deaths and 18 injuries.

Police said the collision occurred 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) from Tor.

The Ministry of Health stated that it deployed at least 13 ambulances to the scene and the injured were taken to a hospital in southern Sinai.

In October, a frontal vehicle collision on the outskirts of Cairo killed at least 19 people. In September, a bus overturned on the highway connecting Cairo and Suez. Another 12 people were killed and 30 others were injured.

Egypt’s official statistics agency stated that there were approximately 10,000 road traffic accidents in 2019, the most recent year for which statistics are available, and more than 3,480 deaths were caused. In 2018, 8,480 car accidents occurred, resulting in more than 3,080 deaths.