21 wounded after bus flips over in Alexandria
Car Accident - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A mini bus flipped over on a highway in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, injuring 21 passengers, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

Driver Hamed S., 34 yrs, reportedly lost control of the steering wheel, when he was driving the workers to Lecico Egypt Co. for ceramic industries in the industrial zone in Borg el-Arab city.

Seven of the total injured workers remain hospitalized, while the rest have been discharged.

A police report was filed about the accident, and will be considered by the prosecution.

An annual death rate due to traffic accidents is believed to be rising in Egypt, with officials signaling “human error” as a major factor, despite transport experts blaming crashes on  “lack of safety measures.”

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.)



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