Six people killed, 2 injured in road accident
Accident - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Six people were killed, and two others injured Tuesday after a private car collided into a micro-bus other along Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Youm7 reported.

The front tire of the private car exploded and the driver, 20, lost control of the steering wheel and crashed into to the microbus, killing five passengers and the micro-bus driver.

The incident took place a day after another road accident occurred along the East Desert Road (Korimat Road) in Upper Egypt’s Beni-Suef governorate; six passengers were killed and 38 others, including five children, were injured.

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.)

Transport experts blame the crashes on the “lack of safety measures” on Egyptian roads; but officials say most road accidents are caused by human errors. Egypt has recently been escalating measures to monitor road safety, through applying random drug-tests to drivers, checking car and driver’s licenses, building new roads and renewing old ones as part of a national road project.

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