Five people killed, nine others injured in road accident in Fayoum

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Jan 2022

Five people were killed and nine others were injured on Sunday when a microbus collided with a truck on the Western Desert highway in Fayoum governorate.

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File Photo: road accident. Al-ahram

The victims have been transferred to a hospital to receive treatment.

The prosecution is currently investigating the accident to determine its causes.

This accident comes after a series of major crashes on highways in Egypt last week. The last accident was on Friday when a trailer truck hit six cars and a microbus, injuring one person on the Port Said-Damietta road.

Deadly road accidents take place on a near-daily basis in Egypt, which suffers from poorly maintained road infrastructure and loosely applied traffic regulations.

The government has allocated billions of pounds to developing and expanding road networks and bolstering safety in recent years.

Last year, the parliament approved new amendments to the traffic law to impose stricter penalties for traffic violations and the adoption of a point system that will be applied for the first time in the country’s history.

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