School bus accident on Egypt's Suez road leaves 4 dead, 17 injured

Ahram Online , Tuesday 8 Nov 2016

Four people, including a 6 year old girl, were killed and 17 injured on Tuesday in a collision on Suez road between a school bus and a truck, Egyptian Health Ministry announced.

The school bus driver and two teachers on board were also killed in the accident. Most of those injured were students. 

Deadly car accidents take place on a near-daily basis in Egypt, due to poor road safety conditions, badly maintained infrastructure and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

In 2015, Egypt saw 25,500 road fatalities, while the total number of car accidents was 14,500 according to the official statistics body.

According to a global status report on road safety in 2015 published by the World Health Organisation, Egypt's fatality rate ranked 16th among Arab countries and 109th globally out of 180 countries.

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