Egypt Independent

Bus collision leaves 3 people dead in Qalyubiya



Three people died and 14 were left injured on Tuesday after two buses collided on the Orabi Bridge in Shubra al-Kheima, Qalyubiya.

The chief of the Qalyubiya Security Directorate Tarek Agez was notified by the Police Traffic Administration of the bus collision.

Police investigations revealed that one bus driver had drifted into the second bus’s lane, causing the crash.

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reported that car accidents have declined by 23.6 percent, recording 8,480 accidents in 2018 compared to 11,089 accidents in 2017.

CAPMAS credited the decreasing rates of car accidents to improved roads across the country.

CAPMAS added that accidents in 2018 left 3,087 people dead, 11,803 injured and 13,441 vehicles damaged.

The human element was the main cause of accidents, accounting for 76.8 percent of total accidents in 2018, followed by vehicles accounting for 15.7 percent and the environmental element accounting for 2.7 percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm