Egypt Independent

Microbus crash in Red Sea governorate injures 14 people



Fourteen people were injured on Monday when a microbus overturned on the Ras Gharib – Hurghada Road in the Red Sea governorate.

The Red Sea Security Directorate received a notice regarding the accident. Ambulances and police officers rushed to the scene of the accident and found the overturned microbus with its passengers still inside.

The injured were transferred to Hurghada General Hospital and Ras Gharib Central Hospital for treatment, the Red Sea Health Directorate said in a statement.

Police concluded their report on the incident, referring it to the Public Prosecution office for legal investigations.

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

In its annual report, Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) stated that 2018 recorded 8,480 traffic accidents compared to 11,089 accidents in 2017.

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