Palestinian, Swedish killed in road accident in South Sinai
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 women were killed and four injured in a road accident in Egypt’s governorate of South Sinai, Youm7 reported Friday.

Nazeera Awad, 65, from Palestine , and Mariam Hemdan, 18, from Sweden were killed after their vehicle flipped over near North Sinai city of El-Tor. Three Syrians and a Swedish citizen were injured. They were all transferred to El-Tor General Hospital.

Egypt records high mortality rate every year due to road accidents, in which thousands lose their lives. Road experts blame the fatal crashes on lack of safety measures on the roads; however, official reports cite human error as main reason behind the accidents.

The country is among 10 states enrolled in a UN program that aims to halve rate of deaths due to road accidents by 2020. Egypt has kicked off a number of projects and campaigns to monitor road safety since 2014, by building new roads, maintaining dilapidated bridges and applying random drug-tests on drivers.

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