Five people were killed and 21 others injured in a collision Monday between a taxi and a truck on the Ismailia-Zagazig desert highway.
The truck was carrying agricultural workers as it passed through the Saleheyya area.
Ten ambulances were used to transfer the injured to the University Hospital in Ismailia, and the dead were transferred to Qassasin General Hospital.
A claim was filed concerning the incident and prosecutors were notified to begin an investigation.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm