Two road accidents in Egypt's Suez and Port Said claim 28 lives: report

Poor road conditions and careless driving are reportedly the prime cause of accidents in Egypt, according to the BNA

Two road accidents in Egypt's Suez and Port Said claim 28 lives
Bahrain News Agency
Two road accidents in Egypt's Suez and Port Said claim 28 lives

Twenty-eight people died in two separate road crashes in Egypt, the state-run Bahrain News Agency said in a statement.

A truck and a minibus ferrying garment factory workers reportedly collided in the Suez Canal city of Port Said, initially leaving 18 dead. The toll rose to 22 after four people succumbed to their injuries.

In the coastal city of Suez, a tourist bus and a public bus collided, killing six people and injuring 32 others. The tourists were reportedly on their way to an Egyptian resort.

Poor road conditions and careless driving are reportedly the prime cause of accidents in Egypt, according to the BNA, which quoted official figures of 8,480 traffic accidents in 2018 resulting in 3,087 deaths.

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