Thirty-one injured in Alexandria-Matruh collision

Thirty-one people were injured on Tuesday evening in a collision between a truck and a bus on Alexandria-Matruh coastal road near New Alamein City.
The injured were transferred to Alamein Central Hospital.
According to the hospital’s report, the injured suffered from bruises and abrasions on sporadic parts of the body.
Undersecretary of the Health Ministry in Matruh Mohsen Taha stressed that the Alamein Central Hospital announced a state of emergency in all its divisions upon the arrival of the victims and provided necessary medical care to them.

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

The report claims the main cause of accidents to be the human factor at 78.9 percent of total cases, followed by vehicle defects at 14 percent, and environmental causes, such as road conditions, at two percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.

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