Nine people killed, seven injured in road crash north of Cairo

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 9 Aug 2020

The deadly collision took place on a freeway in the city of Banha, north of Cairo

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File photo: A victim of a road crash being carried into an ambulance (Photo: Ahram Arabic news website)

At least nine people were killed and seven others injured in a road accident on Sunday in Qalyubia governorate, north of Cairo, a security source said

The deadly crash occurred when a micro-bus collided with a truck on a regional highway in the Nile Delta city of Banha. All the victims are from the microbus passengers.

The bodies of the victims and those injured were taken to hospital and investigations were launched to identify the cause of the crash.

Deadly road accidents take place on a near-daily basis in Egypt, which suffers from poorly maintained road infrastructure and loosely applied traffic regulations.

In late March, 18 people were killed and around two dozen others injured when a trailer-truck plowed into a string of vehicles on a highway in Cairo’s province of Giza.

Over 3,000 people were killed in more than 8,000 traffic accidents in Egypt in 2018, according to the country’s official statistics agency CAPMAS.


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