44 passengers injured in road accident in Hurghada
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CAIRO: A total of 44 passengers were injured Sunday after their bus overturned along Al-Zaafarana-Ras Gharib highway, Youm7 reported.

The holiday makers were heading to Hurghada, but they were immediately transported to Ghareb hospital, said Mohamed Helmy, head of Ras Ghareb municipal city. The cause of the accident has not yet been announced.

On April 20, 2014, four people were killed and more than 45 others injured in another accident along the same road when the bus overturned, state-owned newspaper al-Ahram reported.

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According to a report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in April 2015, an average of 17 people died per day in road accidents in Egypt in 2014.

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Official figures spotted a 7.5 percent decline in accidents rate in 2014 with a total of 14,403 road in comparison to 2013 (15,578 accidents,) according to the report.

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Egypt has offered an international tender for operating the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) along highways to reduce the rate of road accidents, former Minister of Transport Saad al-Geoushi told Youm March 23.

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