Egypt Independent

Microbus crash in Daqahlia kills 2 people and injures 12



Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when a microbus overturned on the Senbellawein – Zagazig Road in Qasimi, Daqahlia governorate.

The Daqahlia Security Directorate received a notice on Saturday regarding the accident. Ambulances and police officers moved to the scene of the accident and found a microbus overturned with passengers inside.

Daqahlia Health Directorate said in a statement that two bodies were transferred to Senbellawein General Hospital, eight injured were admitted to the same hospital while the remaining four were transferred to Mansoura International Hospital for treatment.

Police concluded their report on the incident, referring it to the Public Prosecution office for legal investigations.

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