One dead, 13 injured in microbus accident in Egypt's New Valley

Ahram Online , MENA , Sunday 13 Jan 2019

One person was killed and 13 others injured in a traffic accident in New Valley governorate in Egypt's Western Desert, police sources said on Sunday.

The accident occurred when a microbus rolled over on the Khargah-Assiut highway.

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.

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 in the previous year.


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