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Car crash leaves five members of same family dead in Upper Egypt

Marina Barsoum , Tuesday 21 Aug 2018
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Five members from the same family were killed on Tuesday and two others injured when a microbus carrying them collided with a private car on the Army Road in the Malawi district in the Minya governorate in Upper Egypt.

According to media reports, the family, which hailed from the neighbouring Assiut governorate, was on their way to the Cairo International Airport for travel.

The deceased included a 40-year old father, 30-year-old mother, their four-year-old daughter and two relatives.

The family's three-year-old daughter and the driver of the private car were injured and transferred to the Minya General Hospital.

Deadly road accidents take place on a near daily basis in Egypt, which is notorious for poor road safety, badly maintained infrastructure, and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

The country's official statistics agency said in April that more than 11,000 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2017, down from around 15,000 accidents in the previous year.

The government has recently issued a new traffic law to enforce safer driving practices.

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