Eight children killed in a vehicle accident in Egypt’s Nile Delta


The map shows the location of Itay el-Baroud city in Beheira, Mediterranean region, Egypt, April 30, 2022. (Google Maps)

At least eight children died on Saturday when a passenger tricycle overturned and sank in the Cairo-Egypt Nile Delta irrigation canal, officials said.

The accident occurred in the city of Itayer Buraud in the province of Buhailer in the Mediterranean. Police said the children were working in a factory in the city about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of the capital of Cairo.

The tricycle was carrying at least 13 people when it fell and sank into the waterway early Saturday.

According to health officials, rescuers recovered the bodies of eight children aged 12 to 15 years. At least four survived and rescue workers were looking for at least one.

The prosecution has begun investigating the cause of the accident.

Road accidents are common in Egypt, where roads are poorly maintained and regulated.

Associated Press