Egypt Independent

Collision between truck trailer and microbus injures 10 people in Hurghada



Ten people were injured on Monday when a truck trailer collided with a microbus at the Magawish – Hurghada Road in the Red Sea governorate.

A statement from the police said that 10 ambulances rushed to the scene to transport the victims, some in critical condition, to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Egypt has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the World Health Organization. The majority (48 percent) of those killed are passengers of four-wheeled automobiles, although pedestrians also constitute a significant proportion (20 percent) of these fatalities.

In its annual report, Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) stated that car accidents recorded 8,480 accidents in 2018 compared to 11,089 accidents in 2017.

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