Microbus accident in Beni Suef leaves 3 dead, 9 injured

Three people were killed and another nine injured on Wednesday after a microbus turned over in the western desert road 20 kilometers away from the Beni Suef gate.

The director of the Beni Suef Ambulance Utility Islam Assaf was notified of the incident and dispatched 9 ambulances to the accident’s location, which was in front of an iron factory.

The Ambulances transferred the victims to Public Beni Suef Hospital and Beni Suef University Hospital.

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

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