Minibus collision in Esna leaves 14 injured

A microbus and a private car collided in Esna, to the south Luxor, on Thursday evening, injuring 14 people.
The incident occurred on the Aswan-Luxor agricultural highway, but so far no details have been released on the possible cause.
Luxor governor Mohamed Badr instructed the mayor of Luxor to visit the injured in hospital and ensure that proper medical care is provided to them.

Egypt has one of the world’s highest traffic-accident mortality rates.

In December, the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said the number of car accidents during the first half of 2015 rose by 3.5 percent to a total of 6,916 accidents, compared with 6,685 accidents during the same period in 2014.

The number of deaths, however, decreased by 2.7 percent, from 3,025 to 2,808 deaths in the first half of 2015.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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