Horse carriage, vehicular crashes leave 4 dead in Egypt’s Beheira

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Jan 2016

10 were injured in separate crashes in Beheira; meanhile, man killed in car crash in Upper Egypt's Assiut

Four people died and 10 people were injured as a result of three different road accidents in Beheira during the early hours of Monday.

The first accident occurred on the agricultural highway in front of Hamra village in Kafr El-Dawar.

The 50-year-old driver of a horse carriage attempted to make a u-turn, crashing into a micro-bus being driven by a 35-year-old man.

The carriage driver and his 23-year-old son were killed. The mini-bus driver and three passengers were also injured.

The second accident occurred on the same road in front of Abo El-Goudu village in Abo Homs.

Two trucks collided killing the 10-year-old son of one of the drivers, as well as an 11-year-old student.

The third accident happened on the desert highway close to Wadi Al-Natroun when two trucks crashed, injuring six passengers from one of the vehicles who received bruises and fractures.

The dead bodies and the injured people were transferred to hospitals.

Meanwhile, a 34-year-old man died and three others were injured when a privately-owned car which was overspeeding overturned on Assiut-Red Sea highway.

The three injured passengers who were men aged 45, 35 and 65 years old.

The injured were transferred to the hospital.Road accidents happen in Egypt on a daily basis as a result of reckless driving, poor implementation of the law and bad road maintenance.


Beheira governorate has one of the highest death tolls from road accidents.  


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