CAIRO: At least four passengers died and 29 others were injured on Sunday when a public bus flipped over en route to the resort city of Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, according to Youm7.
The bus was coming from Cairo when the accident occurred precisely seven kilometers south of Al-Zafarana checkpoint.
Ambulances rushed to the site and the injured were taken to Ras Ghareb Central Hospital and Hurghada International Hospital, according to Egypt Ambulance Authority.
Preliminary investigations attributed the accident to speeding.
On the same road, a man died and three others were injured when a car flipped over seven kilometers into Ras Ghareb – Hurghada Road.
The three injured were taken to Al-Gouna Hospital while the corpse of the dead man was taken to Hurghada morgue.
A 1-year -old baby died and six people were injured following a collision between two cars 20 km into Souhag–Qena agricultural road in Upper Egypt.
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.
Egypt loses about 12,000 lives a year due to traffic accidents. The coutnry has a traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100,000, according to a World Health Organization report issued in 2012.
There were 100,000 accidents on Egypt’s roads between 2008 and 2012 leaving nearly 33,000 dead and 155,000 injured, according to a joint report by the ministries of interior and transportation released in mid-March 2014.
A 2013 report on road safety said Egypt is ranked first in the Middle East with regard to injuries and deaths resulting from road accidents.