Road crash kills 5 family members in Egypt's Nile Delta

Ahram Online , Thursday 1 Jan 2015

Road crashes are commonplace across Egypt, with around 12,000 fatalities every year

Five people were killed in a road crash in the Nile Delta on Thursday as road accidents continue to claim lives frequently nationwide.

The five victims were members of one family, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported, and died when the microbus they were in turned over near Abo El-Adawi village in Damietta governorate. 

Police and ambulances arrived at the scene and victims were transferred to a hospital morgue. 

Road accidents are common in Egypt due to poor road maintenance and loosely implemented traffic laws, with around 12,000 fatalities every year, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).



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