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10 killed, 20 injured in road accident in Nile Delta

The accident took place due to heavy fog and lack of visibility, according to Al-Ahram Arabic website

Ahram Online , Thursday 24 Jan 2019
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File Photo: Egyptian motorists turn back with their vehicles after the main street was blocked in downtown Cairo, Egypt, March 10, 2013 (AP)
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Ten people were killed and 20 others wounded Thursday in a major accident between two microbuses on the international coastal road in the Nile Delta governorate of Behiera, 160 kilometres northwest of Cairo.

The accident took place due to heavy fog and lack of visibility, according to Al-Ahram Arabic website.

The injured were transferred to Kafr Al-Dawar hospital in the governorate.

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.
 

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