3 killed, 7 injured as microbus overturns on Qena-Safaga road

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Friday 6 Jan 2023

Three people were killed and seven injured when a microbus flipped over on Friday morning on Qena-Safaga road south-east of Cairo, authorities said.

A file photo of a road accident in Egypt


The injured, who suffer bruises and fractures, were transferred to a hospital.

The public prosecution is currently investigating the causes of the accident. 

Egypt has witnessed a steady decline in the number of road accidents in recent years in parallel with national efforts to improve the country’s road network through the 2014 National Road Project.

A 9.3 percent drop in road accident injuries were recorded in 2021 compared to 2020, the Egyptian state’s statistical agency CAPMAS said in a report issued in August 2022.

Traffic injuries nationwide in 2021 reached 51,511, down from 56,789 in 2020, according to the report.

However, CAPMAS said that road accidents in 2021 claimed the lives of 7,101 people nationwide, up from the 6,164 deaths recorded a year prior, a 15.2 percent increase.

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