Four killed, 11 injured in major car crash in Upper Egypt's Sohag

Ahram Online , Saturday 30 Jun 2018

Four people were killed and 11 were injured after a microbus and a car collided in Upper Egypt’s Sohag governorate on Saturday, the state-owned MENA news agency reported.

In an official statement, Egypt’s health ministry said the crash took place on the Sohag-Dar El-Salam Road.

Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said that nine ambulances were dispatched to the scene to take the victims to several hospitals in Sohag.

The high rate of road accidents in Egypt is often attributed to poorly maintained infrastructure and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

However, Egypt has been working on enhancing road and highway infrastructure across the country.

CAPMAS announced last May that the number of traffic accidents declined to 11,098 in 2017, a 24.6 percent drop from 14,710 in 2016.

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