17 people died per day on Egypt’s roads in 2014: CAPMAS
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CAIRO: An average of 17 persons died per day in road accidents in Egypt in 2014, according to Saturday report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

A total of 14,403 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2014, 7.5 percent less than in 2013, CAPMAS reported.

“Road accidents caused 6,226 fatalities in 2014 compared with 6,700 in 2013 while the number of injured reached 24,154 in 2014 compared with 22,397 the year before,” according to the report.

A 2011 report by the agency showed that Egypt has the Middle East’s highest road fatality rate.

According to the report, “human error caused 59.2 percent of all 2014 road accidents, while 19.3 percent were caused by technical failure.”

Some 21,181 vehicles were damaged in road accidents occurred in 2014, down from 22,039 vehicles damaged in 2013, Saturday’s report said.

The number of train accidents stood at 100 in 2014, compared to 781 in 2013, marking a notable 85 percent decrease, according to the report.

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