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Road accidents up by 17.9 percent in Egypt in first half of 2019: CAPMAS

Ahram Online , Tuesday 3 Dec 2019
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A road accident in Egypt on Matrouh-Siwa Oasis road (Photo: Ahram)
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Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics published on Tuesday a report on road and railway accidents in Egypt during the first half of 2019.

According to the report, the number of road accidents reached 5,220 in the first half of 2019 compared to 4,426 in the same period in 2018, an increase of 17.9 percent.

Road accidents in the first half of 2019 left 1,567 dead and 6,046 injured, and damaged 8,335 vehicles.

On the other hand, railway accidents witnessed a 14.7 percent decrease, with 923 accidents in the first half of 2019 compared to 1,082 accidents during the same period in 2018.

More than half of the railway accidents were in the Delta region.

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