Traffic accident injures 13 in Upper Egypt

Ahram Online , Friday 29 May 2015

Five of those injured in the smash were children

A traffic accident in Upper Egypt's Luxor governorate on Friday injured 13 people, including five children.

Preliminary police investigations reveal that a tire blowout caused a car to overturn on Desert Road near Esna city.

The injured were transported to a nearby hospital and are currently receiving medical treatment, Al-Ahram's Arabic website reported.

According to figures by Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), in 2014 a total of 14,403 road accidents in the country led to the death of 6,226 people and the injury of 24,154 others.

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