25 people injured in bus crash near Cairo
Road accidents in Egypt. Youm7 archive.

CAIRO: Twenty five people were injured Saturday morning after a mini-bus overturned along Ain Sokhna-Cairo highway, announced Egypt’s Ministry of Health in a statement.

The injured, including a 13-year-old child, were taken to the hospital as they suffered fractures and bruises.

On Friday evening, a total of 16 military conscripts were injured after their microbus flipped over when the driving wheel exploded along Damietta International Road, state-owned newspaper al-Ahram reported Saturday.

The conscripts were in their route to a military unit, the investigations said. However, they were transported to Damietta Public hospital.

Last week, a microbus flipped over on the Cairo-Asyut Road near Fayoum governorate, southwest of Cairo, leaving three dead and 10 injured, Egyptian Ambulance Organization (EAO) announced in a 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 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 on March 23.

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