Three Chinese tourists were killed and eight others injured as a van capsized into a lake on the desert road west of Alexandria.
Major General Mostafa El-Nimr، Security Director of Alexandria Governorate، received a warning from Rescue Police about the accident.
The van was carrying out two Chinese tourists in front of Petrojet Company on the desert road.
The incident killed three tourists and injured eight others، including two serious cases who were transferred to a hospital.
In 2016، at least 14،710 traffic accidents killed about 5،343 Egyptians and injured 18،646 others، with 72 percent of accidents due to human error، 18.2 due to technical problems of vehicles and 3.1 due to road problems، according to a report from Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).
This shows that road accidents are declining in Egypt as previous WHO reports said they killed 12،000 people every year in the North African country.
Over the past few weeks، at least 100 Egyptians were killed and a similar number of people were wounded in fatal accidents in Beni Sweif، Sharqiya، Luxor and South Sinai provinces in the country.