Eight killed, 44 injured in bus crash on Aswan-Abu Simbel Road

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Jul 2022

At least eight people were killed and 44 injured on Thursday morning in a collision between a bus and a truck on Aswan-Abu Simbel Road in Upper Egypt, according to MENA.

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


Ambulance vehicles were dispatched to the site of the accident.

The deceased were sent to the morgue and the injured to Aswan University Hospital. 

Security 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 that has built 5,500 km of new roads, 7,500 km have been developed, and 900 bridges have been constructed in the past eight years.

When the project 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 said in a report issued in November 2021.

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