School bus plunges into canal, 18 students injured
Ambulance - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A total of 18 students were wounded Saturday after their school bus flipped over into a canal in Delta’s governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh, Youm7 reported.

The accident occurred when the students were heading to take their tests at the Kom Dmees School in Motobus Village located on the east bank of the Nile River.

They were all transferred to Motobus Central Hospital for treatment with mild injuries in the hand and the face. Their conditions are reportedly stable.

Road accidents in Egypt cause the death of thousands of people every year.

On Jan.3, a five-year old girl was killed and other nine children were injured in a bus crash in Beheira governorate.

In November 2014, 18 students burned to death and 18 others injured as their school bus crashed into an oil tank truck in Beheria.

A total of 6,916 car accidents took place nationwide during the first half of 2015, with an increase of 3.5 percent compared to 6,685 during the same period last year, according to a recent bulletin by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

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