Highway accident leaves three dead

Ahram Online, Tuesday 8 Jul 2014

Road accidents are one of the main causes of death in Egypt

Three were reported dead Tuesday in an accident on Cairo-Alexandria desert road, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic news website. 

The accident occurred after a micro-bus, which had no license plate, crashed into a truck whose driver had parked on the side of the road to change a tire.

The crash killed the truck driver and two accompanying passengers.

Two were killed hours earlier in a separate accident on the Autostrad highway in southern Cairo.

Egypt has the highest rate of road accidents and related deaths in the Middle East, according to international and local reports, with an average of 12,000 people killed annually according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Road accidents are one of the main causes of death in Egypt. 

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