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Tragic car accident leaves 13 injured near Beni Suef

Wednesday 14/February/2018 - 10:26 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Thirteen people were injured on Wednesday when a microbus overturned on Beni Suef-Fayoum Road.

The injured were rushed to the hospital for treatment as ambulances and crews were seen heading to the scene.

Three people were sent home after receiving first aid، while the others remained and they are now under treatment.

A probe was launched with regard to the incident and prosecution has been notified for further investigation.

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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