17 soldiers killed, 35 injured in Egypt accident
The accident took place on the Wadi el-Natroun-Alamein highway, Xinhua reported citing al-Ahram online.
The dead were between 28 and 37 years old.
The injured were airlifted by helicopter to an army hospital in Cairo, an official said.
According to official figures, about 10,000 people in Egypt are killed in road accidents every year.