At least 35 people died this Saturday and another 60 were injured when a bus collided with a large number of cars on the highway that connects Cairo with the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in northern Egypt, Egyptian security sources informed EFE.

The accident took place in the province of Al Behera, in the Nile Delta, where a fuel leak caused the bus to skid and collide with “a large number” of vehicles, causing a fire after which up to At the moment 28 dead, according to the head of the Security Department of said province, Mahmud al Hueidy.

According to the informant, there were around twenty ambulances to treat those injured in the accident, while a team from the Attorney General’s Office also came to carry out an investigation.

Likewise, teams from the Traffic Department are working to clear kilometer 134 of the highway towards Cairo and facilitate the access of more ambulances and the resumption of circulation.

Images shared on social networks showed more than a dozen cars on fire, some of them burned, and dozens of bloodied people in the middle of this highway, one of the most important in Egypt.

Traffic accidents in Egypt are common due to excessive speed and poor road conditions, and usually leave many injured and dead because passengers do not usually wear seat belts.

According to the official Egyptian statistics agency CAPMAS, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 7,101 people across the country in 2021, compared to 6,164 deaths recorded a year earlier, an increase of 15.2%.