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Truck driver ordered detained pending investigation over deadly Port-Said bus crash

Ahram Online , Sunday 29 Dec 2019
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Egypt's prosecutor-general ordered the detention of a truck driver on Sunday for causing a deadly accident that took place in Port Said the day before.
 
Twenty-three people were killed and six others injured when a bus carrying factory workers crashed into a truck on the Port Said-Damietta highway.
 
The prosecutor ordered the driver be detained for four days pending investigation on charges of manslaughter.
 
Egypt has allocated millions of pounds to developing and expanding road networks in recent years. A comprehensive traffic law to crack down on violators and enhance safety is set to go into effect in 2020.
 
From 2015 to 2018, deaths from traffic accidents decreased by 44.2 percent, according to a 2019 report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
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