15 People Killed in Multi-Car Crash in Egypt’s Capital, Cairo

A Truck Crashed into a String of Stopped Vehicles at a City Checkpoint

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At least fifteen people were killed in a multi-vehicle collision that happened in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, on Wednesday night.

The authorities said a string of microbuses, trucks and cars were lined up at a checkpoint on a road into the capital waiting for officers to approve their curfew exemptions. Suddenly, a truck loaded with construction materials crashed into the line of vehicles at high speed.

Fifteen people were killed in the accident. A dozen people were injured in the incident and were taken to El Saff Central Hospital in the province of Giza for treatment.

The accident happened shortly after a nighttime curfew took effect in Egypt to combat the spread of the coronavirus.