Four university students, driver killed in fatal crash in Egypt's Nile Delta

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 21 Feb 2024

Four students from the Russian University in Egypt were killed on Wednesday as their bus crashed into a pickup vehicle on the Regional Ring Road near the Nile Delta governorate of Sharqia, authorities said.

Car accident
File Photo: car accident. Photo: Al-Ahram

 

The driver of the bus was also killed, and 10 others were injured.

The injured sustained bruises and fractures in various places of their bodies and were transferred to a nearby hospital.

The prosecution is currently investigating the accident.

Fatal road accidents are not uncommon in Egypt and are mostly linked to human errors, inadequate car maintenance, and poor road conditions.

However, the Egyptian government has embarked on an extensive scheme to improve the country’s road network through the National Road Project launched in 2014.

A total of 7,762 people died in car accidents in 2022, a 6 percent increase from the 7,326 people who died in 2021, according to official data.

In addition, 55,991 traffic-related injuries were reported in 2022, a rise from 51,511 in 2021.

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