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UPDATED: Road repairs to blame for microbus falling off Alexandria bridge

Microbus slipped on wet cement and fell off bridge, onto taxi below, killing three

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Dec 2014

Egypt's prosecution blamed road repairs for a fatal accident in Alexandria on Monday that took place when a microbus fell off a bridge and landed on a taxi, killing three and injuring 12.

Investigations revealed that there was wet cement on the road, causing the microbus driver to lose control and fall off Moharram Bek Bridge and land on the taxi below.

The injured were transferred to Al-Amiry Hospital, while the deceased were sent to Kom Al-Dekka morgue.

Road accidents are common in Egypt due to poor road maintenance and loosely implemented traffic laws.

Last week, a road crash in Upper Egypt's Minya killed 14 people.

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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