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Three killed, seven injured in truck-microbus collision near Cairo University

The accident took place when a microbus was heading to Cairo University from Faisal district collided with a truck moving in the opposite direction at high speed.

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Jan 2020
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Three people were killed and at least seven others were injured in a shocking accident on Cairo University road on Monday.

The accident took place when a microbus was heading to Cairo University from Faisal district collided with a truck moving in the opposite direction at high speed.

According to local news reports, the microbus was overturned upon the fierce collision. Ambulances rushed to the scene to take the injured to nearby hospitals.

On the same day, four Syrians were killed and 11 others were injured when a microbus overturned south of Marsa Alam in the Red Sea governorate. 

Last week, 23 people were killed and others were injured when a bus overturned in Port Said. The bus driver was remanded into custody on charges of manslaughter by Egypt's prosecutor-general.

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.

According to Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics, 1,567 people died as a result of road accidents in the first half of 2019, which recorded 5,220 accidents, up from 4,426 accidents in the same period in 2018, an increase of 17.9 percent. 

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