Source: 17 soldiers killed, over 30 injured in Beheira road accident

Seventeen soldiers were killed and at least 30 others injured on Sunday when a bus and truck collided on the Alamein desert road in Beheira, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

The security source, from the local traffic department, said the crash took place on Sunday as a truck hit an East Delta Company bus hired by armed forces to transfer soldiers.

A high number of road accidents in the last two years have left several soldiers and civilians dead in Egypt.

The worst incident to date took place in January when 19 Central Security troops were killed when a train derailed close to Giza's Badrasheen rail station.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm