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Seven dead in microbus collision in Egypt's New Valley

Egypt's latest fatal road accident leaves 11 injured and three in a critical state after microbus collides with truck in south-western governorate

Ahram Online, Monday 3 Dec 2012
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Seven people have died and 11 are injured after a microbus crashed into a truck on Monday in Egypt's south-western governorate of New Valley, reports Al-Ahram Arabic language news website.

Three of the injured are in a critical state and have been transferred to Assiut University Hospital while the others have been sent to Al-Dakhla Central Hospital.

Fatal road accidents in Egypt are worrying frequent and claim hundreds of lives a year. On 17 November over 50 children died when a school bus crashed into a train in Upper Egypt's Assiut.

According to a report published in July 2011 by the Central Authority for Public Transport, road and rail accidents claimed over 7,000 lives in Egypt in 2010 - a rise of 7.9 per cent over the previous year.

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