6 people killed, 13 injured in road accident near Suez
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: Six people were killed and 13 others injured on Sunday after their micro bus overturned at the Ain Sokhna – Katameya desert road near Suez, according to Youm7.

The injured are in critical condition and were admitted to the Suez General Hospital for medical treatment, said medical source.

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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