High speed collision leaves 6 dead, 6 injured on Egypt's Cairo-Ismailia highway

Ahram Online , Saturday 11 Jul 2015

A minibus and truck collided at high speed Saturday — another in a long line of accidents that plague Egypt's road traffic system

Six people were killed and six others injured in a collision between two vehicles on Egypt’s Cairo-Ismailia highway, the state news agency MENA reported.

Security director Meligi Fattouh said a microbus smashed into a truck on the highway resulting in the deaths and injuries.

Fattouh added that the reason behind the accident was excessive speed.

The injured and dead were transported to the Health Insurance Hospital in the nearby 10th of Ramadan City.

The two vehicles were removed from the road to facilitate traffic.

In April, Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced that a total of 14,403 road accidents led to the death of 6,226 and the injury of 24,154 others in 2014.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), road accidents in Egypt are considered one of the main causes of death in the country with 12,000 people killed per year.

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