21 killed, three injured when bus, truck crash in southern Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A bus overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt on Tuesday, causing a collision that killed at least 21 people and injured three others, authorities said.

The bus was travelling from Cairo when it turned over and was hit by the truck on a road in the southern province of Assiut, 320 kilometres south of Cairo, Assiut Governor Essam Saad said in a statement. Both vehicles caught fire, it added.

The country’s public prosecutor’s office said the road was being reconstructed and there were no lights or traffic signs. It said that at least 18 bodies were completely burned and that the two drivers were among the dead.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin