Alexandria bus accident leaves twenty workers injured


Twenty workers were injured when a bus rolled over on Tuesday evening after it collided with a truck west of Alexandria, according to Al-Watan newspaper website.

Ambulances transferred the injured to al-Amereya Hospital and the al-Amiriya al-Gamei Hospital. A source with Health Affairs Directorate specified that 19 of the injured workers were transferred to Amereya Hospital, while one went to Amiriya al-Gamei.

The source added that their injuries included bruises, wounds and fractures.

Egypt loses roughly 12,000 lives to traffic accidents every year. The country has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100,000 population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Forty-eight percent of those killed are passengers of four-wheelers, though pedestrians also constitute a significant proportion at 20 percent.

According to a Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) report on 2017 accidents, accidents on roads resulted in 3,747 deaths, 13,998 injuries, and 17,201 damaged vehicles.

The report adds that the main cause of accidents is the human factor at 78.9 percent of total cases, followed by vehicle defects with 14 percent, and environmental causes (eg. road conditions) with two percent of all accidents.

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