New “sunken bus” in Egypt .. the death toll rises, and the driver was drugged

The Egyptian authorities announced an increase in the number of victims The accident of the sunken bus in a canal in Dakahlia Governorate In the north of the country, 24 people were killed and 8 injured, including the bus driver.

The Public Prosecution ordered the arrest of the driver, and also confirmed that he was under the influence of drugs when he was driving the bus.

Driver drug test

The prosecution said that it moved to the scene of the accident for inspection, and also moved to the hospital to discuss the bodies and question the injured, who decided that if the bus driver spoke on his mobile phone, he was surprised by a car that he could not avoid due to his speed, which caused the accident.

The prosecution revealed that, by interrogating the driver, he denied the statements of the injured, and by conducting an initial analysis of him, it was found that he had used a drug, noting that he was presented to the Forensic Medicine Authority for a final analysis to show the extent of his drug use.

Permission to bury the dead

The Public Prosecution decided to authorize the burial of the bodies that had been identified, and took samples from the remaining unknown bodies, pending their identification.

The Egyptian authorities had Yesterday, Saturday, she received a report that a minibus had overturned and sank in a canal Near Nashaat Abd al-Nabi, affiliated to the Aga Center in Dakahlia Governorate, on the Aja – Mansoura road.

The authorities pushed the river rescue forces, who were able to retrieve 19 bodies, while others were rescued.

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