8 killed, 14 injured over a car accident on Red Sea road - FILE
CAIRO – 18 August 2018: Eight people were killed and 14 were injured this morning in a collision between a minibus and a bus in the north of Marsa Alam in the Red Sea.
Dr. Badawi Said, director of the Red Sea Ambulance Facility, received a notification of a bus and a microbus collision on the Qusair-Marsa Alam road; he sent 10 ambulances to the accident location. He said the casualties were transferred to the Qusair hospital.
Police rushed to the scene to investigate the reasons behind the accident.
Dr. Najla Shata, Secretary of the Ministry of Health in the Red Sea, went to Al Qusair Central Hospital to provide all necessary medical support for the injured.
Traffic officers moved to the accident’s location, to prevent any traffic jam from occurring and to remove the damaged vehicles from the road.
CAIRO - 2 June 2017: More than 5,000 people were killed in road accidents over the past year in Egypt, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in a statement on Friday. CAPMAS issues a monthly statistical bulletin to present the latest data on vital economic, social, and demographic indicators.
More than 5,000 people were killed in road accidents during 2016 in Egypt, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said in a statement.
CAPMAS issues statistical bulletins to present the latest data on vital economic, social, and demographic indicators. The agency reported an increase in the number of car accidents from 14,548 accidents in 2015 to 14,710 in 2016.
At the same time, the number of road traffic deaths decreased from 6,203 in 2015 to 5,343 in 2016.
Thousands of Egyptians die on the road every year due to traffic accidents. 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.
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.