Bus collision in Sharqia leaves 28 injured


The Ministry of Health and Population announced on Monday morning that 28 citizens were injured in a bus collision on the 10th of Ramadan road in Sharqia.

Twelve equipped ambulances transferred the victims to Belbeis Central Hospital, Ibn Sinaa Hospital, al- Ghandour Hospital and al-Helal Hospital in the 10th of Ramadan City, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mugahed said.

According to Mugahed, their injuries include suspicion of post-concussion, fractures, wounds, bruises and abrasions in various places. He stressed that the injured are receiving the necessary care and treatment.

Egypt loses about 12,000 lives to traffic accidents every year. It has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100,000 population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The majority (48 percent) of those killed are passengers of four-wheelers though pedestrians also constitute a significant proportion (20 percent) of these fatalities.

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

The report added that the main cause of accidents was the human factor, with 78.9 percent of the total causes, followed by defects in the vehicle with 14 percent, and then environmental causes and the road condition with 2 percent of the total accidents.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.

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