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At least 6 holidaymakers killed, 27 injured in Matrouh-Alexandria road crash

Ahram Online, Saturday 4 Aug 2018
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File photo: File photo: Aftermath of bus crash that killed 8 US tourists last December near Abu Simbel, Aswan (Photo: Reuters)
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At least six holidaymakers were killed and 27 were injured after their bus crashed on the Matrouh-Alexandria road along Egypt’s northern coast on Saturday, state-owned MENA news agency reported.

The injured have been taken to several central and emergency hospitals for treatment. No further details have been revealed.

Egypt’s high rate of traffic accidents is often attributed to poorly maintained infrastructure and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

According to a Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) report in June 2017, the total number of accidents in Egypt rose by 1.1 percent in 2016 to reach 14,710 accidents, resulting in 5,343 deaths, 18,646 injuries and 21,089 damaged vehicles. 

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