Polish man dies in Beheira road crash

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Dec 2014

Road accidents are recurrent in Egypt, causing around 12,000 deaths per year

A Polish man has died and three others were injured in a road crash Wednesday in Egypt's Beheira governorate, state news agency MENA reported.

The four men, along with the Egyptian driver, were on Al-Alamein Road near Wadi El-Natroun area when the car swerved and hit a concrete barrier before turning over.  

A 40-year-old petroleum engineer working for Exalo in Egypt died in the incident while three of his colleagues were injured.

They were transferred to Al-Salam International Hospital in Cairo for treatment and police are looking into the incident.  

Road accidents are recurrent throughout Egypt due to poor road maintenance and loosely implemented traffic laws.

Last month, 18 people were killed in a school bus crash with several vehicles also in Beheira.

Egypt loses around 12,000 lives to road accidents every year, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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