CAIRO: Three buses crashed early Monday in Aswan on the Desert Road, killing 30 people and injuring at least 15, Youm7 reported.
The accident occurred 10 kilometers outside Edfu city, and 25 ambulances were used to transport victims to the nearest hospital.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was said to be following developments of the road accident, and ordered the start of an investigation.
Aswan Governor Mostafa Yousry Attalah said in statements reported by MENA Monday that most of the injured in the accident are fishermen who work at Lake Nasser, and were on their way back to Fayoum governorate following a short vacation at the time of the accident.
The World Health Organization said in a report covering Egyptian road safety from 2013-2013 that about 12,000 people die annually in Egypt due to traffic accidents.
The report said that despite the existence of a number of laws mandating safe driving and seatbelt and speed limit regulations, these laws are not properly enforced.