According to the health ministry, at least 21 people were killed when a minibus crashed into a canal in northern Egypt’s Nile Delta region.

According to security sources, the bus was carrying 35 people when it derailed on a highway on Saturday and fell into Mansuriya canal in Aga town, in the northern governorate of Dakahlia.

According to Dr. Sherif Makeen, a health ministry official, three children were among those killed.

Without elaborating, Egyptian media outlets reported that the accident was caused by a faulty steering wheel.

Traffic accidents are common in Egypt, where roads are frequently neglected and driving rules are disregarded.

According to official figures, approximately 7,000 people were killed on the roads of the Arab world’s most populous country in 2021.

In July, a bus collided with a truck parked on the side of the road in central Egypt, killing 25 and injuring 35.