CAIRO: Six family members, including four children, were killed Sunday in two separate car accidents, according to Youm7.
A 38-yr old man, his wife and their 12-yr-old child burnt to death in a private car that caught on fire after a collision with a truck on Abu Rdees-Mount Sinai Road. The truck driver, a 45-yr old man, was arrested as investigations began into the accident.
The second accident took place in Delta’s Sharqia, where three siblings, with ages ranging from 3 to 7 years old, drowned after a car flipped into a conduit. A dispatched rescue team managed to save a man and his sister from the sunken car.
Tragic stories of families losing members on the road have been repeatedly reported, especially in governorates, where roads are believed to lack basic safety measures.
Cairo and Giza also record high rates of traffic crashes; around 1, 390 accidents occurred in Cairo during 2015, while in Giza, some1, 552 accidents were spotted, according to traffic sources quoted by Youm7.
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 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.