CAIRO: A total of 13 people were injured after a passenger microbus overturned along El Katameya -El Ain Sokhna highway in Seuz governorate Monday morning, Youm7 reported
Some of the passengers suffered from burns when the microbus caught fire after flipping over. They were transferred to Suez public hospital.
The initial investigation revealed that the microbus overturned after one of the wheels exploded, said Magdy Abdel-Aal, head of Suez Security directorate.
Two days ago, a civilian was killed and three others injured when a microbus overturned after a wheel exploded on the same highway. On April 24, three people were killed and eight others were injured after two private cars crashed on the same road, al-Watan newspaper reported.
A microbus flipped over on the Cairo-Asyut Road in Fayoum city, southwest of Cairo, leaving three dead and 10 injured, Egyptian Ambulance Organization (EAO) announced in a Sunday statement.
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 the 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 Youm7 Mar. 23.