A File photo of a road accident in Egypt (Photo: Reuters)
Sixteen people died and seven others were injured late on Sunday when three cars collided in Upper Egypt.
Two trucks and a microbus collided in Sohag en route to the Red Sea governorate.
The injured were transported to Sohag University Hospital, a Sohag governorate statement read.
Road accidents, which official statistics say claim 18 lives a day, are commonplace in Egypt due to ill-maintained roads as well as disregard for traffic laws.
Last week, 12 were killed when their work bus slipped into Mariotiya river canal in Giza's Haram district.