19 killed and three injured in Cairo traffic collision

The incident took place on the Egyptian capital's Central Ring Road, where another collision left six dead on Monday

A collision between a microbus and a lorry on a Cairo highway killed 17 people and injured five others on Wednesday, police officials said.

Eyewitnesses said the bus, carrying 16 people, collided with a lorry coming from the opposite direction when it suddenly made a sharp turn into its lane.

All the passengers on the microbus were instantly killed, said police, as well as the lorry driver.

After being transported to a nearby hospital in the district of 6 October, 2 others died while receiving treatment for their injuries.

The remains of the microbus and the lorry have been moved out of the road, making way for traffic, which stretched back over 10 km of the typically busy Central Ring Road.

The same road was the site of another collision on Monday. Two lorries crashed into one another, killing six and injuring four people.

Updated: October 20th 2021, 5:08 PM