Two killed, 15 injured in microbus-truck collision in Egypt’s Fayoum

Ahram Online , Saturday 19 Mar 2022

At least two people were killed and 15 others were injured after a truck collided with a microbus on the Cairo-Assiut Western Desert road in the north of the Fayoum governorate Saturday, according to local reports.

File Photo: Medical workers prepare citizens who were injured in a car accident to move from the ambulance to the hospital. Ahram

Ambulances from Giza and Fayoum transferred the injured to hospitals in the two governorates.

The prosecution will start investigating the incident soon, according to reports.

Egypt, which sees deadly road accidents on a near-daily basis, has witnessed a steady decline in the number of road accidents over the past years in parallel with national efforts to improve the countrywide road network.

The country reported a drop of 28.9 percent in road traffic injuries and 8.9 percent in deaths in 2020 compared to the previous year, the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in a report in November.

The number of road traffic injuries and deaths amounted to 56,789 and 6,164, respectively, in 2020, according to the report.

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