At least 4 killed in Wednesday road crashes
Road accident in Giza’s Mounib. Youm7 archive.

CAIRO: At least four were killed and dozens injured in accidents that took place Wednesday morning, one of them due to bad weather, Youm7 reported.

Three people were killed and 31 injured after a multi-vehicle collision on the Eastern Desert Road in Upper Egypt due to heavy mist, according to preliminary investigations.

All of the injured were hospitalized, but their condition has not yet been disclosed. The victims were also transferred to the Beni Suef General Hospital.

A man was killed and six were injured after a taxi and a microbus crashed on the Sohag-Red Sea Road.

In Dakahlia governorate, five people, including three soldiers, suffered various wounds after a two-car collision on Mansoura road.

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

Egypt has recently been escalating measures to monitor road safety, through applying random drug-test to drivers, checking on car licenses, building new roads and renewing old ones as part of a national road project.

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