Four killed, 19 injured in road accident on Egypt's Matrouh-Siwa Road

Ahram Online, Monday 12 Nov 2018

The accident scene on Matrouh-Siwa Oasis road (Photo: Ahram)

Four people were killed and 19 others were wounded in road accident involving bus and a truck on the Matrouh-Siwa Oasis Road (467km northwest of Cairo).

The injured were transferred to Matrouh General Hospital with fractures, bruises and concussions. Urgent surgeries were performed on four of the injured, while 11 were remanded to hospital to complete necessary treatment.

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

However, Egypt has allocated millions of pounds on developing and expanding road networks in recent years.

The country's official statistics agency said in April that more than 11,000 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2017, down from around 15,000 accidents the previous year.

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