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3 Edfu-Marsa Alam road bus accident kills one person and injures 35 – Egypt Independent

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One person has died and 35 are injured after a bus turned over on Edfu-Marsa Alam Road on Sunday.

Aswan Ambulance Room was notified that the accident happened 80 kilo away from Edfu.

Police state that the bus came from Shalateen on its way to Aswan when the driver lost control of the wheel, causing the bus to overturn.

An ambulance transferred the victims to Edfu hospital for treatment. Police filed a report on the incident and notified prosecution to continue investigations.

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reported that car accidents have declined by 23.6 percent, recording 8,480 accidents in 2018 compared to 11,089 accidents in 2017.

CAPMAS credited the decreasing rates of car accidents to improved roads across the country.

CAPMAS added that accidents in 2018 left 3,087 people dead, 11,803 injured and 13,441 vehicles damaged.

The human element was the main cause of accidents, accounting for 76.8 percent of total accidents in 2018, followed by vehicles accounting for 15.7 percent and the environmental element accounting for 2.7 percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm



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