Four killed in South Sinai highway collision

Four people were killed and five others injured in a collision involving four vehicles on Friday along Ras Sedr-Mount Sinai road, in the governorate of South Sinai.
The injured, including two children aged 6 and 9 years old, were transferred to Ras Sedr Hospital in eight ambulances.

Egypt has one of the world’s highest traffic-accident mortality rates, with traffic accidents themselves apparently on the rise.

In December, the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said there were 6,916 accidents during the first half of 2015, compared with 6,685 accidents during the same period in 2014, an increase of 3.5 percent.

The high mortality rate is to some extent due to the large distances between ambulance stations in some areas, thus slowing response times.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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