14 killed, 7 injured in deadly Upper Egypt's Beni Suef road collision
Ahram Online, Saturday 23 Dec 2017
On Wednesday, 13 people were killed and three injured when a bus collided with a truck on a desert road in the governorate


Some 14 people were killed Saturday when a microbus collided with another on a desert road in Beni Suef governorate, 120 kilometres south of Cairo, the second deadly accident in the area in a few days.

In a statement, Egypt's health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said seven microbus passengers were injured, adding that 15 well ambulances were directly dispatched to the scene.

On Wednesday, 13 people were killed and three injured when a bus collided with a truck on a desert road in the governorate.

The high rate of accidents in Egypt is often attributed to poorly maintained infrastructure and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

In 2015, Egypt registered 25,500 road fatalities, with a total of 14,500 road accidents, according to a study published by official statistics body CAPMAS in August 2016.

Egypt has been working on enhancing road and highway infrastructure across the country.

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