Seven people were killed and another 14 were injured on Monday after a lorry car collided with a microbus in front of Abu Khashem bridge at Hosh Essa city in Beheira.
Police claimed that a lorry car carrying farmers and a microbus collided on Hegaz Road, leading to turnover of the microbus before it fell into the Hager channel.
The victims suffered from fractures, abrasions, bruises and various injuries throughout the body. The injured and deceased were transferred to Hosh Essa’s central hospital.
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