Gov’t set to double compensation for Sharm el-Sheikh bus collision victims
A bus Accident - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Victims of Friday’s bus collision and their family members may receive double the amount of compensation set by the government,  Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Solidarity  Ahmed Badr told The Cairo Post Saturday.

“The family of each deceased will receive EGP 10,000 ($1,400) instead of EGP 5,000 and alsoeach injured person will get EGP 4,000 instead of EGP 2,000,” Badr said.

He added that a committee was formed early Saturday under the instructions of  Minister of  Solidarity  Ghada Wali to provide health care for all the injured during the accident.

At least 33 persons died, including two children, and 41 were injured after two buses collided into a truck Friday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, the Egyptian Ministry of Health reported.

Minister Wali also stated20 patientsare still hospitalized, including 17 in critical condition at Sharm el-Sheikh hospital and other four in the intensive care, Youm7 reported.

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