15 Dec 2008

Bus plunges into canal

7:06 am on 15 December 2008

Fifty-five people were killed in Egypt on Sunday when a bus plunged into a canal. Most of them were drowned.

State news agency MENA said the bus was carrying about 70 passengers at the time of the crash.

The Ibrahimiya Canal in the central province of Minya is one of the largest irrigation canals in the world.