2 killed, 29 injured in road accidents across Egypt early Saturday
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 people, including a three-year-old child, were killed and 29 others injured in separate road accidents early Saturday, Youm7 reported.

The child was killed while his family members; parents and a five-year-old brother, were injured after their private car overturned along Alexandria-Masa Matrouh highway, near Dabaa city.

Ramy Ibrahim , the father, told the police and the investigators that a car suddenly appeared in front on his car from the opposite direction, thus he could not control the steering wheel to stop the car.

All injured were hospitalized as they suffer fractions and bruises. The police and investigators are conducting enquires to arrest the driver of the second car.

In Upper Egypt’s Asyut, a car driver, 29, drowned after his car flipped over and crashed into an irrigation canal.

Meanwhile, a total of 26 people were hospitalized after being injured in two road accident in Cairo-Belbeis Desert road in Delta’s Sharqia governorate, according to a Saturday statement from Qsharqia Security Directorate.

At least 84 people were injured in separate road accidents involving microbuses on May 15, according to statements by the Ministry of Health.

Thousands of Egyptians die on the road every year due to traffic accidents. Egypt recorded 14,548 traffic accidents in 2015, a one percent increase compared to 2014, according to a statement by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS.)

The country is among the 10 states enrolled in a UN program that aims to half the rate of road deaths by 2020. Since 2014, Egypt launched a number of projects and campaigns to monitor road safety, including building new roads, maintaining dilapidated bridges and carrying out random drug tests on drivers.

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