19 killed in Egypt road, train accidents
Monday, April 28, 2014
CAIRO – At least 19 people were killed and 49 others injured in five separate accidents across Egypt on Sunday, according to security sources.
A passenger bus flipped over on the road connecting Cairo and Fayoum late Sunday, leaving four police conscripts dead and nine others injured, said a security source.
Also in Fayoum, a passenger bus collided with a truck, killing 10 people and injuring 19 others, according to another security source.
In the northwestern province of Matrouh two people were killed and 21 others injured when a passenger bus overturned.
Meanwhile, two youths died Sunday when a train hit their motorcycle in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya while another died in a similar train accident in Menoufiya – also in the Nile Delta.
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 Egypt in 2011, according to the agency.
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