Egypt Independent

Collision in Sharqia Governorate leaves three dead and nine injured



Three people were killed and nine injured in an accident during the early hours of Tuesday morning when a microbus and a truck collided near Belbeis city, 10th of Ramadan Road.

A statement from the Sharqia Security Directorate said that the injured were transferred to the Belbeis Central Hospital while the corpses were admitted to the hospital’s morgue.

Public Prosecution took over investigations.

Egypt has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The majority (48 percent) of those killed are passengers of four-wheelers, although pedestrians also constitute a significant 20 percent of these fatalities.

According to a Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) report on accidents in 2017, car accidents on roads resulted in 3,747 deaths, 13,998 injuries, and 17,201 damaged vehicles.

The report added that the main cause of accidents was the human factor, with 78.9 percent of the total causes, followed by defects in the vehicle at 14 percent, and then environmental causes (such as road conditions) at two percent of total accidents.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm