Picture: African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: African News Agency (ANA)

Truck collision in Egypt leaves 12 dead, one injured

Time of article published Dec 18, 2019

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Cairo - Two vehicles collided on Wednesday in northern Egypt, leaving 12 people dead, state Egyptian television reported online.

The collision, which also injured one person, took place in the northern province of Menufia between a lorry and a pick-up truck transporting workers, the report added.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

Fatal road crashes are relatively common in Egypt. They are often blamed on reckless driving and poor road conditions.

Around 8,480 traffic accidents took place in Egypt in 2018, down 23.6 per cent against the previous year, according to official figures.

The 2018 crashes resulted in 3,087 deaths, the same figures show.

In recent years, Egypt has built a network of new roads aimed at improving the quality of routes in the country of nearly 100 million people.

dpa

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