Fourteen persons died and another eight were injured on Wednesday after three cars collided on Tora Bridge near Autostrad Road in Maadi.
The Operations Room of the General Department of Aid received notification from security services clarifying that the accident caused a Traffic jam on Autostrad Road.
Cranes moved to the location of the incident and lifted the crashed cars while ambulances transported the injured persons to al-Ahly Bank Hospital.
Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal inspected the victims and asked for the necessary medical assistance to be provided to the injured persons and for the necessary facilities to be provided to the families of the victims, including the extraction of burial permits.
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