Egypt: Three of 21 children killed when bus crashed into canal

Egyptian rescue services gather near a damaged minibus that was pulled from a water canal after it crashed in the village of al-Dayris near the Nile Delta town of Mansoura in Dakahlia governorate, some 120 km north of the capital, November 12, 2022. - At least 19 people were killed and six injured when the minibus they were traveling in overturned in the Nile Delta in northern Egypt, the Health Ministry said. Egyptian media reported that the accident was caused by a broken steering wheel, without elaborating. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI/AFP) (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

The van after being pulled out (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

At least 21 people were killed when a bus crashed into a canal in Egypt’s Nile Delta region.

dr Sherif Makeen of the country’s health ministry said three children were among the dead.

The accident happened in Dakahlia province, just over 60 miles northeast of Cairo.

Several other inmates were taken to a nearby hospital.

DAKAHLIA, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 12: A view of the accident site in Dakahlia, Egypt on November 12, 2022. At least 22 people were killed and six others injured when a minibus fell into a canal in northern Egypt on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry. Local media said the minibus was carrying dozens of passengers when the driver lost control and crashed into the Mansuriya Canal in the city of Aga in the Nile Delta province of Dakahlia. (Photo by Adam Abdullftah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Local media said the minibus was carrying dozens of passengers (Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

People gather on the shore as Egyptian rescue workers search for survivors after a minibus fell into a canal in the village of al-Dayris near the Nile Delta town of Mansoura in Dakahlia governorate, some 120 km north of the capital, November 12, 2022 . - At least 19 people were killed and six injured when the minibus they were traveling in overturned in the Nile Delta in northern Egypt, the Health Ministry said. Egyptian media reported that the accident was caused by a broken steering wheel, without elaborating. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI/AFP) (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

People gather on the shore as Egyptian rescue workers search for survivors (Image: AFP)

DAKAHLIA, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 12: A view of the accident site in Dakahlia, Egypt on November 12, 2022. At least 22 people were killed and six others injured when a minibus fell into a canal in northern Egypt on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry. Local media said the minibus was carrying dozens of passengers when the driver lost control and crashed into the Mansuriya Canal in the city of Aga in the Nile Delta province of Dakahlia. (Photo by Adam Abdullftah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The driver reportedly lost control of the steering wheel (Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Mohamed Abdel Haidi, the province’s chief police investigator, said the driver may have lost control of the steering wheel.

Thousands of people die each year in road accidents in Egypt, which has a poor road safety record.

DAKAHLIA, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 12: An inside view of the minibus at the scene of the accident in Dakahlia, Egypt on November 12, 2022. At least 22 people were killed and six others injured when a minibus fell into a canal in northern Egypt on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health. Local media said the minibus was carrying dozens of passengers when the driver lost control and crashed into the Mansuriya Canal in the city of Aga in the Nile Delta province of Dakahlia. (Photo by Adam Abdullftah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

An interior view of the van at the scene of the accident in Dakahlia (Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

DAKAHLIA, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 12: A view of the accident site in Dakahlia, Egypt on November 12, 2022. At least 22 people were killed and six others injured when a minibus fell into a canal in northern Egypt on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry. Local media said the minibus was carrying dozens of passengers when the driver lost control and crashed into the Mansuriya Canal in the city of Aga in the Nile Delta province of Dakahlia. (Photo by Adam Abdullftah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Several injured passengers were taken to a nearby hospital (Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Accidents and collisions are mostly caused by speeding, bad roads or poor enforcement of traffic rules.

In July, a passenger bus crashed into a parked trailer truck on a highway in southern Minya province, killing 23 and injuring 30.

At least 10 people were killed when a truck collided with a van in Dakahlia in October.

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