Traffic accident kills 7 people in Cairo, injures 5

Seven people were killed and five others were injured in a traffic accident in Cairo after a crash between a bus and a pickup car on the factory services road towards Ain Sukhna Road.

Traffic officers moved to the scene of the accident. Cranes were deployed to clear the area to return traffic to the road.

The injured were transferred to National Bank of Egypt Hospital to receive the necessary treatment. Public Prosecution is hearing the testimonies of the injured to find out the causes of the accident.

The 2020 report of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued in November showed a decrease in the number of deaths due to road accidents to 6,164, compared to 6,722 deaths in 2019, a decrease of 8.3 percent.

Road accident injuries in Egypt decreased during 2020 by 28.9 percent compared to the previous year, where 56,789 injuries were recorded in 2020, compared to 79,904 injuries in 2019.

The lowest number of injuries was in Cairo Governorate was with 219 injuries. CAPMAS noted that the highest month of the year in terms of road accident injuries was January with 6,495 injuries, while June was the lowest month with 3,282 injuries.

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