At least 30 people were killed in a bus crash when two buses collided in Southern Egypt and a third one subsequently smashed into their wreckage, October, 13, 2014 – Reuters At least 30 people were killed in a bus crash when two buses collided in Southern Egypt and a third one subsequently smashed into their wreckage, October, 13, 2014 – Reuters

Pics: 10 people killed in horrible bus crash on Alex-Matrouh highway

Thu, Jul. 12, 2018
CAIRO – 12 July 2018: Deputy Health Minister in Marsa Matrouh, Mohsen Taha, announced Thursday that the number of deaths of the bus accident that took place on Alexandria-Marsa Matrouh road has climbed to 10.

A horrible accident took place this morning at the 95th kilometer of the highway, when a bus packed with people collided with a goods vehicle leading to the death of 10 and the injury of 25 people, according to the latest reports.

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A horrible accident took place this morning at the 95th kilometer of the highway, when a bus packed with people collided with a goods vehicle

A security source identified the bus’s high speed as the cause of the accident, saying that high speed caused the bus to collide with a truck pulling a trailer.

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A horrible accident took place this morning at the 95th kilometer of the highway, when a bus packed with people collided with a goods vehicle

In August 2017, one person was killed and three others were injured when a car overturned on Matrouh-Alexandria International Coastal 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 of 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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