Eight people were killed and 18 others injured on Monday when a truck carrying workers overturned on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, the Health Ministry said.
Head of the Ambulance Authority Ahmed al-Ansary said 10 ambulances arrived at the scene just seven minutes after the accident occurred.
Health Ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed said the injured and the victims were transferred to Wadi al-Natrun central hospital. The required medicines and blood bags were available, he said, adding that the injured received the necessary medical care.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm