10 people injured after travel bus crash in Red Sea
A bus damaged after a crash carrying Palestinian pilgrims en route to Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Maan, Jordan - AP

CAIRO: A total of 10 people were injured Sunday after a travel bus crashed into a hill along Zaafarana-Ras Ghareb highway in the Red Sea, a state-owned newspaper reported.

The 30-passenger bus deviated from its route while it was driving from Cairo to Hurghada, said head of Ras Ghareb Security Directorate Mahmoud Emam, noting that an investigation into the incident has been launched.

One worker was killed and 11 injured in a collision on the Cairo-Fayoum Road, while on April 30, at least 35 people were injured on three separate highways across Egypt.

A report from the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed Sunday that Egypt recorded 14,548 traffic accidents in 2015, a one percent increase compared to 2014.

“63.3 percent of accidents on highways in 2015 are due to human error, followed by the technical status of the vehicle recording 22.9 percent,” read the statement.

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