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2 tourists, Egyptian driver killed in accident

A road accident in Upper Egypt kills two tourists and their Egyptian driver

AP, Friday 29 Mar 2013
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An Egyptian security official says two Argentinian tourists and their Egyptian driver have been killed in a road accident near the ancient city of Aswan in southern Egypt.

The official says two other tourists were injured in the accident Friday when the tourists' car collided with a truck along Aswan highway.

The dead and the injured were transferred to hospital, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Road accidents are common in Egypt, which has one of the world's worst traffic safety records due to badly maintained roads and poor enforcement of traffic laws. Police estimate road accidents kill about 6,000 people every year.

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mark
30-03-2013 01:56pm
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more than we are told
UN states that over 14,000 deaths happen each year on Egyptian roads, I wouldn't be surprised if it was more there is a complete disregard for basic driving rules
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30-03-2013 01:47pm
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more than we are told
UN states that over 14,000 deaths happen each year on Egyptian roads. I wouldn't be surprised if it was more. There is a complete disregard for basic driving rules.
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Egyption
30-03-2013 01:42pm
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Does the Minister of tourism read news papers?
Do you still want tourists to come to Egypt? Every month the whole world hear about accedent involoved tourists who simply came to spend good time but never return back to their Family. It is the government responsabelty to deal with such catstrofic and continuing problem.The blood of those innocent people are on the hands of the Egyptian rulers.
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Dina
29-03-2013 07:19pm
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Why risk your lives and go to Egypt?
I am Egyptian by blood, and American by nationality and I don't have any desire to go to Egypt. Not because of the on-going protests or instability, but because of things like this. I understand accidents happen, but EVERY DAY we hear about accidents involving tourists in Egypt. This is negligance. Why would anyone want to go to Egypt after hearing about things like this? One of the worst safety records? That's embarrasing. And its all caused because people in Egypt are so selfish and have no regard for human life. Cutting corners to save money, or save time is the reason for lives being lost.
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Said
30-03-2013 02:46pm
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I know how you feel
Having lived my whole life outside Egypt, I find these kind of incidents really pathetic and just sad. But nevertheless I love my country, and I am willing to visit it in such hard circumstances because I'm very patriotic. Sure I feel sad, but its my country after all.
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Farid
29-03-2013 05:21pm
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Re-Education
I propose constant series of newspaper articles and TV spots providing people with information / education about traffic regulations. Nile FM is making great voice campaign regarding this subject, but its still not enough. And in first line, traffic police officers should be re-educated to implement regulations on the streets.
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