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CAPMAS: 14,403 road accidents in Egypt in 2014

According to Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics, road accidents in 2014 were less than in the prior year

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Apr 2015
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A total of 14,403 road accidents in Egypt led to the death of 6226 people and the injury of 24,154 others in 2014, Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Thursday.

The number is lower than accidents in 2013, which were declared by CAPMAS to be 15,578.

In a statement issued earlier this week, CAPMAS revealed that 21,188 cars were destroyed in road accidents in Egypt in 2014.

It also added that train accidents in Egypt reached 100 in 2014, compared to 52 in 2013. 

Nevertheless, according to the statements from Egypt State Railways, only six people were injured and one person was killed in the accidents in 2014. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road accidents in Egypt are considered one of the main causes of death in the country with 12,000 people killed per year.

 

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