Egypt Independent

Beheira desert road accident kills 1 person, injures 19

One person has died and another 19 people were injured on Wednesday after a truck rolled over in the desert road in Beheira governorate, the Beheira Security Directorate stated.

The Chief of police in Beheira, Magdi al-Qamri was notified from the Wadi al-Natrun police station that a truck had rolled over at Kilo 133 on the desert Alexandria-Cairo road.

Farmer Ayman, 24, died in the accident while another 19 farmers were injured, suffering from fractures, cuts, bruising, suspicions of concussion and abdominal bleeding.

The injured were transferred to the Wadi al-Natrun Hospital to receive treatment.

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reported that car accidents have declined by 23.6 percent, recording 8,480 accidents in 2018 compared to 11,089 accidents in 2017.

CAPMAS credited the decreasing rates of car accidents to improved roads across the country.

CAPMAS added that accidents in 2018 left 3,087 people dead, 11,803 injured and 13,441 vehicles damaged.

The human element was the main cause of accidents, accounting for 76.8 percent of total accidents in 2018, followed by vehicles accounting for 15.7 percent and the environmental element accounting for 2.7 percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm