11 people died, 29 injured in multiple car crash in Minya



Fri, 02 Feb 2018 - 06:01 GMT


Fri, 02 Feb 2018 - 06:01 GMT

FILE - multiple car crash accident

FILE - multiple car crash accident

CAIRO – 2 February 2018: Eleven people died, 29 other injured including a women and a three years old child, on Friday February 2, due to a multiple-car crash in Minya Governorate.

Minya Security Prosecution allowed the victims’ families to receive and bury their relatives who died in the accident after being confirmed that the accident has no criminal suspicions.

According to official statement by the Security Prosecution, a special investigation was opened to acquire into the details of the six cars crash and be in constant-communication with the victims’ families. Also any financial costs that emerged due to the accident will be covered by the government.

Most of the victims are in their mid 20s and 30s along with one woman called Sabreen Mohamed Abdel Mohsen, 35 years old and three years old child called Khadeja Hamed Abdelhady.

Most of the injuries were diagnosed as bones fractures and severe internal bleeding.

World Health Organization (WHO) says that Egypt loses about 12,000 lives due to road traffic crashes every year.

According to the recently published WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety, though there are laws on speed, Blood Alcohol Concentration for the general population, seat-belt wearing and helmet wearing, yet they are poorly enforced.

In October 2016, Minster of Transportation, Hesham Arafat said that Egypt is ranked 48th among countries around the world which have a high number of road accidents.



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