File Photo: The governorate of Aswan building. Al-Ahram
The crash took place in the early hours of the day on the road that links the Red Sea and Aswan.
Ambulances were dispatched to the site of the accident and transferred the bodies of the deceased to the morgue and the injured to Edfu General Hospital to receive the necessary treatment.
Security authorities were notified of the accident and all the necessary measures have been taken.
Egypt, which used to see 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 country’s road network through the National Road Project that was launched in 2014.
The project has successfully developed and extended Egypt’s 23,500 km road network and has constructed and/or upgraded 7,000 km of highways so far.
When it was launched, Egypt had ranked 118th in terms of the quality of its road infrastructure in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. By 2019, it had climbed to 28th place.
Furthermore, 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 issued in November 2021.