At least nine dead in crash on Suez Road Saturday

Ahram Online , Saturday 20 Feb 2021

Egypt has allocated millions of pounds to developing and expanding road networks in recent years

At least nine people were killed and six injured when a minibus crashed into a truck on Suez Road on Saturday morning.

The deadly collision took place at the intersection of the Suez-Cairo and Ismailia-Suez roads.

Fifteen ambulance vehicles were dispatched to the scene to transfer the injured to hospitals.

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

The government has allocated millions of pounds to developing and expanding road networks in recent years.

Officials say the development of roads and highways in Egypt managed to reduce road accident fatalities by 44 percent in 2019/2020.

In 2017, the government passed a comprehensive traffic law to crack down on violators and enhance safety and security.

The parliament approved the law earlier this month.  

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