6 killed, 5 injured in Sharqia road accident
Car Accident - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO:  At least six people were killed and five others were injured Sunday in a road accident in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Sharqia, Youm7 reported.

The accident occurred when a microbus flipped over due to extreme speed south of Sharqia’s town of Zaqaziq, Sheif Makin of the Egyptian Health Ministry told Youm7.

Civil protection forces rushed to the site and the injured were transferred to Zaqaziq University Hospital, he added.

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.

A total of 14,403 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2014, 7.5 percent less than in 2013, according to the report.

Human error caused 59.2 percent of all 2014 road accidents, while 19.3 percent were caused by technical failure, the report said.

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

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