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Traffic accident leaves 1 killed، 3 injured on Cairo-Asyut Desert Rd

Thursday 30/May/2019 - 12:15 PM
A car accident, file
A car accident, file photo
Ahmad El-Assasy
At least a man was killed، and 3 others were injured after a car overturned on Cairo-Asyut desert road today، Thursday.

The victim`s body and the injured prople were carried to Al Wasety central hospital in Beni Suef.
Noteworthy، deadly road accidents occur on a near-daily basis in Egypt.

Egypt has the highest rate of road accidents and related deaths in the Middle East، with an average of 12،000 people killed annually، according to the World Health Organization.

At least 12،295 were reported dead in road traffic fatalities during 2007، 70% males، 30% females، while 154،000 were reported injured in road traffic non-fatalities، within the same year، according to the official statistics agency.

Meanwhile، at least 14،548 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2015.

Egypt loses about 12،000 lives due to road traffic crashes every year. It has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100،000 population. The majority (48%) of those killed are passengers of four-wheelers though pedestrians also constitute a significant proportion (20%) of these fatalities.

Egypt is one of the ten countries included in the WHO Road Safety in 10 countries project which will be conducted over 5-years by a consortium of six international partners.

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