On Sunday, the country’s state news agency reported that a bus overturned on a highway connecting the Egyptian capital to the city of the Suez Canal, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 others.
The Middle East News Agency reported that the accident occurred late on Saturday evening on the Cairo-Suez Desert Road near the city of Suez.
The report stated that the bus was heading to Cairo from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh when it hit a concrete barrier and overturned.
Traffic accidents kill thousands of people each year in Egypt, which has a poor transportation safety record. Crashes are mostly caused by speeding, poor roads, and poor traffic enforcement.
The country’s official statistics agency says about 10,000 road accidents occurred in 2019, the latest year for which statistics are available. This resulted in more than 3,480 deaths. In 2018, there were 8,480 car accidents, resulting in more than 3,080 deaths.