In Pics: 8 people die in microbus collision in Beheira

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Thu, 27 Dec 2018 - 10:20 GMT

A microbus collided with a truck pulling a trailer leaving 8 deaths

A microbus collided with a truck pulling a trailer leaving 8 deaths

CAIRO - 27 December 2018: Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday evening that eight people died and four others were injured after two vehicles collided in Beheira.

The incident took place on Alexandria agriculture road when a microbus collided with a truck pulling a trailer due to bad weather conditions, according to media reports.

A number of 12 equipped ambulance vehicles moved to the scene immediately after the incident took place and transferred the victims to Damanhour Institute's hospital, Khaled Megahed, Health Ministry spokesman said.

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A microbus collided with a truck pulling a trailer leaving 8 deaths
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 2017 report released by CAPMAS.

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 on 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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