Two people were killed and five others injured as a truck hit a microbus on the Cairo-Assiut desert road, near the entrance of New Assiut city. The victims were a 52-year-old man and one other unidentified person.
Assiut Security Chief Atef Qeleiy was notified by a police report that the accident left people killed and injured.
The injured were transferred to the university hospital in New Assiut, while the victims were transferred to the morgue of Abanoub Public Hospital.
Traffic flow was facilitated after the accident, alleviating backups. Prosecution will conduct investigations.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm