Egypt Independent

Suez lorry collision kills three people and injures four



Three people were killed and another four injured on Monday after two lorry cars collided on Suez’s Ain Sokhna road in the Wadi Hadjoul area.

Chief of Suez Security Directorate Mohammed Gad was notified by road security forces on the incident. An Ambulance transferred the dead to the Pubic Suez Hospital morgue and the inured to the Health Insurance 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-Youn