Another deadly road accident in Egypt kills 17

Ahram Online, Sunday 23 Mar 2014

A deadly crash on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road claims 17 workers, with at least two others injured

Seventeen workers were killed Sunday after their company vehicle crashed in an accident on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road near Beheira governorate.

At least two injured and were sent to a nearby hospital, according to Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

The dead were transferred to Gharb Al-Nobara Hospital morgue.

No further details were given on the circumstances of the accident.

Egypt is notorious for its poor road safety. According to the World Health Organisation, 12,000 Egyptians are killed in accidents annually.

Only two weeks ago, 25 people, including three children, died in a road accident in the Sinai Peninsula when a passenger bus collided with a parked truck carrying 50 tons of building materials.

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