Road crash on Egypt’s North Coast highway kills 8, wounds 12

Eight people were killed and 12 others were injured Saturday in a road crash involving a truck and a microbus on the Alexandria-Marsa Matrouh highway, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

The injured were transferred to Al-Amriyah Central Hospital, Sidi Krir Hospital and Alexandria Police Hospital.

In 2015, Egypt saw 25,500 road fatalities and14,500 car accidents, the official statistics agency CAPMAS reported in its ‘Economic cost of road accidents in Egypt in 2015’ study published in August 2016.

According to a 2015 global status report on road safety published by the World Health Organisation, Egypt’s fatality rate ranked 16th among Arab countries and 109th globally out of 180 countries.

Source: Ahram Online

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