13 policemen, 3 civilians killed in car crash south of Cairo
collision between a truck and police vehicle in Beni Suef governorate Friday - YOUM7

CAIRO: At least 16 people were killed Friday in a collision between a truck and police vehicle in Beni Suef governorate, 115 kilometers south of Cairo, according to Youm7.

The accident claimed the lives of 13 conscripts and three civilians while four Central Security personnel were injured, medical source said, adding that all have been transferred to hospitals.

The police vehicle, carrying unknown number of policemen and the truck fell into Al-Ibrahemya roadside following the crash which occurred Friday evening along the Beni Suef- Minya Agricultural road, security source told Youm7.

Road accidents are not uncommon in Egypt. A total of 14,403 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2014, 7.5 percent less than in 2013, according to an April report by Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

The report said that an average of 17 persons died per day in road accidents in Egypt in 2014.

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

Additional reporting by Hany Fathy

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