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Eight killed in road accident in Egypt's Red Sea governorate

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Aug 2018
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Eight people were killed and 14 injured in a traffic accident in the Red Sea governorate on Friday, state agency MENA reported.

According to the agency, a microbus and a tourist bus collided on the El-Qosir-Marsa Alam Road.

The injured were transferred to El-Qosir Central Hospital for treatment.

According to a Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) report in June 2017, the total number of accidents in Egypt rose by 1.1 percent in 2016 to reach 14,710 accidents, resulting in 5,343 deaths, 18,646 injuries and 21,089 damaged vehicles.  

Egypt’s high rate of traffic accidents is often attributed to poorly maintained infrastructure and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

 

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