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A road accident leaves three killed، one injured in Sharqia

Sunday 16/June/2019 - 12:17 PM
Road accident, file
Road accident, file photo
Translated and edited by: Ahmad El Assasy
Three people were killed and 1 was injured in a collision between two motorcycles on Meit Gaber- Belbes road in Sharqia governorate today، Sunday.

Belbes Public Prosecutor's Office was notified by the accident and ordered to bury the victims` bodies and the injured man was carried to Belbes general hospital for treatment.
Noteworthy، deadly road accidents occur on a near-daily basis in Egypt.
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%) of these fatalities.

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