24 children injured in kindergarten bus accident in Damietta
Accident - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A total of 24 children, two chaperons and a driver were injured after a kindergarten bus rolled over in a Damietta village Thursday, the Delta, Youm7 reported.

The children have been transferred to Kafr Saad Central Hospital; their injuries include wounds, fractures, bruises, post-concussion, and internal bleeding, head of the Ambulance Authority Ahmed al-Ansary said in a statement.

On Jan. 18, students were injured after school bus flipped over into a canal in Kafr el-Sheikh. On Jan. 3, a five-year old girl was killed and nine other children were injured in a bus crash in Beheira governorate.

Egypt ranks among the top 10 nations for road deaths with an estimated 12,000 people killed in accidents annually, according to a 2013 World Health Organization report.

After a 2014 crash in which 11 students burned to death in Beheira, the government began monitoring road safety after an involved truck driver tested positive for hashish. Thousands of drivers, especially school bus drivers, have been tested since then.

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