19 killed in Egypt road, train accidents

At least 19 people were killed and 49 others injured in five separate accidents across Egypt on Sunday, according to security sources.

At least 19 people were killed and 49 others injured in five separate accidents across Egypt on Sunday, according to security sources.

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.

Copyright © 2014 Anadolu Agency