6 people killed in road accident in Upper Egypt
Accident - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Six people were killed in road accidents on the Red Sea-Sohag desert Road Sunday evening, Youm7 reported.

According to the investigations, Khaled E.F., a truck driver, tried to pass an Upper Egypt Company for Transportation and Tourism bus,  but lost control of the driving wheel.

The bus crashed into a private car and a microbus coming in the opposite direction, leading to the death of 6 people: two women, three men and an academic student.

The dead bodies were immediately taken to the morgues of the Central Hospital and Sohag University hospital.

The total number of car accidents in Egypt in 2013 reached 15,578 accidents, in comparison with 15,516 accidents in 2012, according to an annual bulletin from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued on June 16.

An estimated 12,000 Egyptians die every year in automobile accidents, according to a 2012 report by the World Health Organization.

Additional reporting to Sara Osama Shoueap

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