7 people killed in accident Wednesday morning in Beni Suef, Beheira
Tuk-tuks in Cairo - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Six people were killed Wednesday morning after four cars collided on a highway in Beni Suef, Youm7 reported.

The accident was triggered by thick fog on the eastern desert road of the Upper Egyptian governorate.

Also Wednesday morning, one person was killed and four were injured after a truck hit a tuk tuk, a three-wheeled motorbike, in Wadi al-Natroun in Beheira. The drivers of both vehicles were injured and a man who was on board of the tuk tuk died.

A total of 6,916 car accidents took place during the first half of 2015, with an increase 3.5 percent compared to 6,685 in the same period last year, according to a Monday bulletin by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

Although transport experts blame the crashes on the “lack of safety measures” of Egyptian roads, official reports signal “human error” as a major factor.

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