Three persons dead, 18 injured as bus turns over in Qena

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population stated on Tuesday that three persons died and another 18 were injured due to a bus turning over on the western desert road in Nag Hammadi of Qena governorate.

The ministry clarified that 14 ambulances transferred the victims to the Qena Public Hospital and Nag Hammadi Hospital.

The ministry said that the victims were affected by concussions, fractures, bruises, abrasions, and wounds and asserted that the injured persons received necessary treatment.

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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