Three people were killed and seven others injured in a car crash on the Suez-Ismailia Road on Saturday.
Security sources said that a microbus collided with a private car on the road near the al-Raied village in Suez governorate.
The Suez Ambulance Authority rushed nine ambulances to the scene to transport the injured to the nearest hospital. Suez General Hospital declared a state of emergency to receive and treat the injured, while preparing the operations room for surgical intervention on critical cases.
The deceased were transferred to the morgue of the same hospital.
Car accidents in Egypt rose by 17.8 percent in 2019, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reported, with 9,992 reported accidents compared to 8,480 in 2018.
In a June 2020 report on traffic accidents, the agency added that the number of car accident deaths rose to 3,484 in 2019 – an increase of 12.9 percent.
In 2019, the reported recorded one accident per 10,000 people, while the rate for vehicles was 0.9 accidents per 1,000 vehicles, and the death rate was 3.6 deaths per 100,000 people.
The rate of car accidents within Egypt increased to 27.4 accidents per day in 2019, it said.
CAPMAS attributed the main cause of car accidents to human error at 79.7 percent of the total road accident causes in 2019, followed by technical vehicle defects at 13.5 percent.