At least 21 passengers were killed when a bus crashed into a canal in the Nile River Delta region of Egypt on Saturday, November 12.
Three children were also among the dead, according to a ministry official.
The province of Daqahliya sent police, river rescue teams, and ambulances to the accident site. Injured passengers of the Nile Mishap were evacuated to a local hospital.
The Public Prosecution office which is investigating the incident, accused the minibus driver of making a phone call when driving.
He was arrested and preliminary tests allegedly revealed that he was under the influence of drugs, according to a judiciary source.
Citing figures from the the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics, state media Ahram reported that while traffic injuries across Egypt dropped last year, traffic deaths increased by 15.2 percent.