Five killed, six injured in road accident near Egypt's Marsa Matrouh

Ahram Online , Thursday 24 Aug 2017

Five people were killed and six others were injured on Thursday when a micro-bus flipped over on the North Coast International Highway in Egypt's Marsa Matrouh governorate, the Ministry of Health announced.

Two of those killed in the accident, which took place in the Jefaira region near Ras El-Hikma, have not been identified.

The injured are receiving treatment at Ras El-Hikma Hospital and Marsa Matrouh General Hospital.

Deadly road crashes take place on a near daily basis in Egypt, which is notorious for poor road safety, badly maintained infrastructure, and loosely enforced traffic regulations. 

In 2015, the country saw 25,500 road fatalities, while the total number of car accidents numbered 14,500, according to a study published by the official statistics body CAPMAS in August 2016.

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