5 killed, 9 injured in Northern Egypt bus crash

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Jun 2015

Five people were killed and nine injured Monday morning when a microbus transporting passengers from the northern Delta governorate of Beheira to Cairo overturned on the Agricultural Road, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.

Two men aged 60 and 40 years old, and three women - 32, 20 and 65 - died in the accident.

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

Last November in Beheira, at least 18 people were killed and 18 others injured in an explosion which took place as a school bus collided with a truck on the Alexandria Road.

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

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