2 killed after truck-car collision in Upper Egypt’s Qena
A man looks at the wreckage of a school bus which crashed with a train northeast of Cairo March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO: Two killed and three others were injured after a truck collided with a private car in Upper Egypt’s Qena city, Youm7 reported Wednesday.

Ambulance vehicles moved to the site after Qena directorate was informed of the accident. Two individuals were pronounced dead on site: Mohamed Ashraf, 25, and Moataz Ahmed, 27, while three other people were taken to the Qena General hospital suffering injuries.

Thousands of Egyptians lose their lives every year as a result of road accidents, which many experts blame on lack of safety measures, while officials attribute them to human error.

Egypt, which is one of 10 states enrolled in a United Nations program to halve road deaths by 2020, has been strengthened its monitoring of road safety measures by launching random drug-tests to drivers, building new roads and applying maintenance to dilapidated bridges.

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