KUNA : Bus-truck crash kills 21 Egyptians in Suez governorate - Communications - 11/03/2014
CAIRO, March 11 (KUNA) -- At least 21 people were killed and 24 others were
injured when a bus full off passengers collided with a truck on the Suez-Ain
Mousa road early Tuesday.
The state news agency (MENA) reported that ambulances and emergency teams
rushed to the scene in the Eastern Suez Governorate and bodies of the dead and
injured people were taken to nearby hospitals.
It pointed out that over 21 bus passengers were killed on the spot and 24
others were injured.
A medical source at Suez Hospital expected a rise in the death toll as
nearly 10 of the wounded people are in critical condition.
Road accidents are common in Egypt due to badly maintained roads and poor
enforcement of traffic laws.
Egyptians have long complained that the government has failed to deal with
chronic transport problems, with both roads and train lines poorly maintained.
According to a 2012 World Health Organization report, road accidents kill
about 12,000 people each year in Egypt. (end)
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