29 injured in road accident in Al Qalubia. file photo
CAIRO – 8 November 2019: Thirty-seven students were slightly injured after a microbus collided along Qena-Safaga road, Upper Egypt, on Friday.
All injured students were admitted to a near hospital for receiving immediate health care. Meanwhile, an investigation was launched into the incident.
According to the initial investigation, the bus was carrying the secondary school students for a trip from Qena governorate to Red Sea’s resort of Hurghada.
The injured suffered bruises and abrasions, affirmed director of Health Ministry branch in the Red Sea.
On May 10, 2019, three people were killed and 15 others were injured in a road accident in Menia Governorate, Upper Egypt.
Thousands of Egyptians die on the road every year due to traffic accidents. Egypt recorded 11,098 traffic accidents in 2017, marking 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.