CAIRO: A total of 35 people were injured Saturday in three separate road accidents across Egypt, announced the Egyptian Ambulance Organization (EAO) in a statement.
Along the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, 12 people, aged between 20 and 43, were injured after a passenger microbus overturned, the statement said, noting that the victims were hospitalized in Al-Amriria city, western Alexandria.
Meanwhile, a total of 15 people were injured along Cairo-Asyut Desert Road when their microbus overturned. They were transported to Giza’s al-Saf hospital. Eight other people were hospitalized in al-Ayatt city of Giza after a microbus flipped over along the same desert road.
All injured suffer fractures, concussion, bruises, and internal bleeding, the statement continued. However, the reasons behind the accidents remain unknown.
Three accidents came a day after two women were killed and four injured in a road accident in Egypt’s governorate of South Sinai.
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.
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.
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.