At the time of the incident the LDC contractor employees were working near the Tala-Tanta road, making an underground crossing to connect a natural gas pipeline to a nearby power plant. A third party micro-bus driving with a speed estimated to be over 100 km per hour, overtook another third party micro-bus, which was parked 100 ¿ 150 m away, near the road crossing, to pick-up passengers. During the process of overtaking, a third micro-bus appeared in the path of the first micro-bus, in front of the vehicle he was overtaking. The driver of the first micro-bus applied the brakes. As a result the micro-bus skidded off the road and landed in the digging area, where he struck two contractor employees. Both casualties were taken to the nearby hospital. One of the contractors was pronounced dead on arrival.