CAIRO: One person was killed and five others injured in two separate road accidents in Egypt Thursday, Youm7 reported.
A multi-vehicle collision between four cars has killed one and inured two people on Cairo –Alexandria Desert Road.
Preliminary investigations indicated that the crash happened after the driver of one of the cars lost balance of the wheel, causing him to hit the rest of the three cars.
The injured were taken to the Nubariya Hospital suffering wounds and bruises, while the body of the victim, 28yrs, was transferred to the hospital’s morgue.
Meanwhile, three people were injured after a vehicle that belongs to Veterinarian Medicine Department in El Wadi el-Gadid flipped over due to speeding. The injured were hospitalized, and a police report was filed about the crash.
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.