Collision in Aswan leaves 7 dead, 15 injured

Seven persons were killed and another 15 injured on Friday after two microbuses and a private car collided at the Aswan/Edvo western desert road in North Aswan.

Police and ambulances rushed to the location of the incident and transferred the injured persons to hospitals and the deceased to the Aswan morgue.

Investigations concluded that the cause of the accident was due to speeding.

Police filed report on the incident and referred it to the prosecution for completing the 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.

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