6 family members killed, 21 injured in accident after wedding
Accident - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Six family members were killed and 21 were injured in a tragic accident on in Kafr el-Sheikh early Thursday as they were returning from a wedding, Youm7 reported.

Two microbuses collided with a truck on a coastal highway in the Delta city on their way back from a wedding.

A seven-year old boy, two women and three men were killed in the accident.

Those injured were transferred to Kafr el-Sheikh and Baltim public hospitals. They include six children, including a one-year old girl, six women and 10 men.

The majority of the victims were in their twenties and thirties. Fog usually covers the Delta in the early morning of the winter.

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, some 1,552 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.

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