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Tragic accident leaves 5 injured in Qalyubia

Thursday 11/January/2018 - 08:07 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
At least five people were injured after a car overturned on the road linking Amar and Banha cities in Qalyubia.

The preliminary investigation said that the excessive speed and reckless driving was behind the accident.

Ambulances were seen rushing to the scene، the injured has been transferred to hospital for treatment.

Road accidents are common in Egypt due to badly maintained roads and poor enforcement of traffic laws.

Egypt has the highest rate of road accidents and related deaths in the Middle East، with an average of 12،000 people killed annually، according to the World Health Organization.

At least 12،295 were reported dead in road traffic fatalities during 2007، 70% males، 30% females، while 154،000 were reported injured in road traffic non-fatalities، within the same year، according to the official statistics agency.

Meanwhile، at least 14،548 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2015.

Egypt loses about 12،000 lives due to road traffic crashes every year. It has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100،000 population. The majority (48%) of those killed are passengers of four-wheelers though pedestrians also constitute a significant proportion (20%).

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