20 killed, 14 injured in Egypt road accidents

By Faiza Mohamed, Sunday, March 23, 2014

CAIRO – Twenty people were killed and 14 others were injured on Sunday in road accidents in two Egyptian provinces, security sources said.

Sources said 17 farming workers were killed and three injured in a car accident on a road connecting the Egyptian capital with the coastal city of Alexandria.

A total of 20 workers – males and females – were traveling in a truck on their way to work in a farm when it rammed into a lorry parked at the side of the road.

Ambulances hurried to the place and started carrying the injured and the bodies to hospital.

Meanwhile, three people were killed and 11 others injured when a minivan rammed into an agricultural tractor in the northern province of Gharbiya.

Egypt has the Middle East's highest road accident fatalities, according to figures by the state-run Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.

Around 7,115 people (19.5 people every day) were killed in road accidents in 2011, according to the agency.

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