Scores of Casualties in Traffic Accident in Egypt's Sinai

By Asharq Al-Awsat
An Egyptian military vehicle is seen on the highway in northern Sinai, Egypt, May 25, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih/File Photo

A traffic accident Saturday involving a microbus and a larger bus left at least 16 people dead and 18 others injured in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, health officials said.

The crash took place when a microbus collided with a public transportation bus on a road linking the city of Tor in southern Sinai to the city of Suez, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The collision happened 10 kilometers from Tor, police said.

The Health Ministry said it deployed at least 13 ambulances to the scene and that the injured were taken to hospitals in southern Sinai.

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