8 killed, 6 injured in a microbus-truck collision in Upper Egypt
Accident - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Eight people were killed and six others were injured Tuesday morning after a microbus has collided with a truck south of Upper Egypt’s governorate of Beni Suef, Youm7 reported.

Beni Suef Security Director Reda Tolba said that the reason for the accident remains unknown but it could be due to the high speed of the cars.

The injured passengers were transferred to the Beni Suef hospital, he added.

The Ministry of Health has previously reported that about 21,000 are killed and 150,000 injured annually on Egypt’s roads in accidents.

According to a report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in April 2015, an average of 17 people died per day in road accidents in Egypt in 2014.

The report said that human error caused 59.2 percent of all 2014 road accidents, while 19.3 percent were caused by technical failure.

Official figures spotted a 7.5 percent decline in accidents rate in 2014 with a total of 14,403 road in comparison to 2013 (15,578 accidents,) according to a 2014 CAPMAS report.

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