Three killed in two car crashes on Egypt's north coast

Ahram Online , Friday 24 Jul 2015

Two crashes on a highway northwest of Cairo kill three, wound six others

Three people were killed and six others injured in two separate accidents on a coastal highway in northern Egypt late on Thursday, state news agency MENA reported.

On Thursday evening, a private vehicle collided with another car travelling along a sub-route towards a motorway connecting the Mediterranean cities of Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, northwest of the capital Cairo. Two people were killed and five others wounded in the crash.

In a separate incident, a middle-aged man was killed and another wounded when their car flipped over on the same road.

Traffic accidents claim around 12,000 lives a year in Egypt, according to the World Heath Organisation. Crashes are often blamed on bad driving, poor infrastructure and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

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