Six killed in bus-truck collision near Cairo

Six people were killed and seven others wounded on Wednesday when a microbus collided with a truck on a highway near Egypt’s capital Cairo, state-run Nile TV reported.

The truck driver lost control of the wheel at high speed on the highway connecting Cairo and Alexandria, according to Nile TV.

The wounded were transferred to hospitals and immediate investigations were opened on the accident, it said.

Daily road accidents are common in Egypt because of poorly maintained road infrastructure and loosely applied traffic regulations.

Over the past few years, Egypt has been upgrading its road network, building new roads and bridges, and repairing existing ones in an effort to reduce traffic accidents.