Egypt Independent

Traffic accident in Sharqia leaves 2 people dead, 6 injured



Two people were killed and another six injured after a car overturned on the Desert Misr-Ismalia Road in Sharqia on Saturday.

Chief of Sharqia’s Security Directorate Jarir Mustafa was notified on the accident’s causalities and injured. The victims were transferred into the Central Belbeis Hospital and the World Medical Center for treatment.

Police filed a report on the accident and transferred it the public prosecution for investigations.

According to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in November, the car accidents declined by 24.2 percent, whereas train accidents increased by 36.4 percent within the first half of 2018.

The report said that car accidents declined to 4,426 accidents in the period from January-June 2018, compared to 5,836 accidents in the same period of 2017.

Meanwhile, the number of deceased persons declined by 19.1 percent to 1,560 persons in 2018, compared to 1,929 persons in 2017.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm