15 die in microbus-truck collision on Eastern Desert Road in Giza

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Tuesday 13 Jun 2023

Fifteen people were killed and two others were injured when a passenger microbus collided with a trailer truck on the Eastern Desert Road between Helwan and Kuraymat in Giza on Tuesday.



Authorities rushed ambulances to the scene of the horrific accident to carry out rescue operations.

The injured were transported to the Saff Hospital for treatment.

The Public Prosecutor has launched an investigation into the causes of the collision.

In recent years, the government has been working to reduce road accidents by improving road-safety measures as part of national efforts to expand and upgrade the country’s road network.

In 2021, road accidents claimed 7,101 lives, a 15.2 percent increase over figures for fatalities in 2020, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics

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