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Four dead, 9 injured in collision on Alexandria highway

Ahram Online , Monday 11 Feb 2019
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Four people were killed and nine others injured in a collision between a heavy transport vehicle and a minibus on the Alexandria-Cairo road.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in Alexandria Mohammed Abu-Suleiman said that five ambulances had been sent to the site and that four people who had died were transferred to Kom Dikka morgue.

Nine patients were transferred to Amriya General Hospital for treatment .

Abu-Suleiman explained that CT scans were performed on those injured and found that the injuries ranged from bruises to fractures on the face and concussion.

Last week, three people were killed and 19 others injured after two buses collided on a highway in Tur Sinai, South Sinai, while heading to Sharm El-Sheikh city, Red Sea.

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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