Six killed, over a dozen injured in Egypt road accidents

Ahram Online , Monday 15 Dec 2014

Two separate accidents involving microbuses kill six and injure over a dozen

Six people have been killed and over a dozen wounded in two separate road crashes outside Cairo, state news agency MENA reported.

Two died when their microbus overturned late on Sunday on a highway along the Gulf of Suez between the Red Sea towns of Ras Ghareb and Al-Zafaranna.

Nine others were wounded in the accident, the latest in near daily road crashes which claim about 12,000 lives yearly, according to figures from the World Health Organisation.

In a separate crash, three women and a male driver were killed and another five injured when their microbus overturned in 6th of October City, 32km outside Cairo.

Egypt is notorious for its poor road safety record where roadways are poorly maintained and traffic regulations are loosely enforced.

Early in November, 18 people were killed when a bus packed with high school students burst into flames after it collided with three other vehicles in Lower Egypt, prompting the government to introduce amendments to a traffic law that set harsher punishments for traffic violations. 


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