Man killed in multi-vehicle collision in Upper Egypt
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CAIRO: A police armored personnel carrier collided with three cars in Upper Egypt’s Sohag causing a man to bleed to death, Youm7 reported.

Samy Hasab Allah, 50, died after he was taken to hospital with severe bleeding in the abdomen and the chest leading to a circulatory collapse.

Hassab Allah was driving a car when the police vehicle lost control after one of its tires exploded causing a collision with three other cars on the road.

A policeman and seven conscripts were hospitalized over bruises and abrasions.

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.)

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

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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