Three children have been confirmed among 21 people killed after a bus fell into a canal in Egypt’s Nile River Delta region on Saturday November 12, the country’s Health Ministry said.
Dr. Sherif Makeen, a health ministry official, said three children were among the dead.
In a statement, the ministry said the accident happened in Dakahlia province, around 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of the capital of Cairo. Other injured passengers were transported to a local hospital.
Although there is no official confirmation on the exact details of what caused the crash, the incident was said to have been linked to a steering wheel malfunction
The head of police investigations in the province, Brig. Mohamed Abdel Hadi, said the driver may have lost control of the vehicle’s steering wheel.
In July, a passenger bus slammed into a parked trailer truck on a highway in the southern province of Minya, killing 23 people and injuring 30. In October, a truck slammed into a minibus in Dakahlia, killing at least 10 people, authorities said.