UPDATE 2: 17 Egypt army conscripts die in Beheira bus crash

Ahram Online, Sunday 21 Jul 2013

Car accident on Nile Delta road leaves 17 dead, 24 injured; injuries being treated in Wadi Al-Natroun

At least 17 Egyptian army conscripts were killed on Sunday morning after their bus crashed into a truck on Al-Alameen road in Egypt's Beheira.

Another 24 were injured and were sent to a hospital in Wadi Al-Natroun.

Mohamed El-Meneesi undersecrtary of the ministry of health in Beheira told the state-owned news agency MENA, that the armed forces have sent helicopters to transfer the injured to hospitals.

A 2011 report issued by Egypt's Central Authority for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) found that road and rail accidents claimed the lives of over 7,000 Egyptians in 2010.

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