Egypt Independent

Fourteen Egyptians injured as bus overturns in Sinai



Fourteen people were injured on Thursday when their passenger bus overturned on the Taba International Road in central Sinai.
 
The injured were all Egyptians returning to Egypt through the port of Nuweiba.
 
Five ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the incident to transfer the victims to hospital.

No deaths have been reported as a result of the incident, and investigations are be conducted into it cause.

 
Egypt has one of the world’s highest traffic-accident mortality rates, with traffic accidents themselves apparently on the rise.
 
In December, the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said there were 6,916 accidents during the first half of 2015, compared with 6,685 accidents during the same period in 2014, an increase of 3.5 percent.
 
The high mortality rate is to some extent due to the large distances between ambulance stations in some areas, thus slowing response times.
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm