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Six killed in road accident in Egypt's Sharqia

A microbus transferring passengers to a wedding flipped at high speed Saturday night, killing six and injuring five others

Ahram Online , Sunday 27 Sep 2015

Six people were killed and five others injured in a road accident Saturday night in Sharqia governorate, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.

According to Sharqia security directorate, a microbus transferring a group of people to a wedding flipped over due to extreme speed on the Zagzig-Hihya road. 

The injured were transferred to Zagzig University Hospital. 

Egypt has one of the highest rates of road accidents in the Middle East. 

Thousands die and tens of thousands are injured every year in car crashes in Egypt, notorious for its poor road safety record and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

In its latest report in April, the country's census authority said that over 14,400 road accidents occurred in Egypt in 2014, killing more than 6,200 people and injuring some 25,154 others.

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