A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house – Press photo A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house – Press photo

Horrible car crash kills 12 quarry workers in Minya

Thu, Jul. 19, 2018
CAIRO – 19 July 2018: A number of 12 quarry workers died and 28 others were injured in Minya governorate, after a truck pulling a trailer collided with a microbus packed with workers.

A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house, according to the Health Ministry on Thursday.

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A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house – Press photo

Khaled Megahed, the ministry’s spokesman said that 18 ambulance vehicles rushed to the scene, adding that the injured people were moved to the Minya University Hospital, the Minya General Hospital, and Minya Insurance Hospital.

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A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house – Press photo

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A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house – Press photo

Earlier in July, a passenger bus collided with a truck in Minya’s Beni Mazar town, causing the death of 13 people and the injury of six others, according to Megahed. In March, six people including two children were also killed in a car crash in Beni Mazar.

Following March’s accident, a number of 15 parliamentarians called on the Minister of Transportation Hisham Arafat to take procedures to put an end to the fatal crashes taking place in one of Minya’s roads near Beni Mazar that people call “the death road”.

Thousands of Egyptians die on the road every year due to traffic accidents. Egypt recorded 11,098 traffic accidents in 2017, a 24.6 percent decrease compared to 14,710 accidents in 2016, according to a statement by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

Those accidents resulted in the death of 3,747 people, the injury of 13,998, and the damage of 17,201 vehicles, according to the report released by CAPMAS concerning 2017.

Development of the national road network helped decrease road accidents in 2017, according to the state’s official agency.

Seventy-two percent of traffic accidents in Egypt occur due to human error, according to statistics released by CAPMAS about car and train accidents in 2016.

The country is among the 10 states enrolled in a UN program that aims to half the rate of road deaths by 2020. Since 2014, Egypt launched a number of projects and campaigns to monitor road safety; including building new roads, maintaining dilapidated bridges and carrying out random drug tests on drivers.

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A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house – Press photo
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A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house – Press photo
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A truck loaded with cement hit a workers’ vehicle pulled over in front of a restaurant in Minya, crashing into the restaurant and a house – Press photo
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