Tragedy in Cairo: A truck crashed into a bus – 19 dead

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Him death of 19 people θρηνεί η Egypt resulted in the violent collision of a truck with a small bus, which carried passengers on the ring road of Cairo, the most populous capital in the Arab world.

The accident happened yesterday, Wednesday (20/10), on the road that connects the new area of ​​October 6 and the province of Fayoum. According to information cited by APE-MPE, the truck went in the opposite direction of traffic and collided with the minibus, in which the driver and most of the passengers were killed instantly, while two of the three injured died while being transported to the hospital, bringing the death toll to 19.

This is second major car accident that occurred this week in the same areaJust three days ago, a truck collided again with a bus carrying workers from the Sakkara area to the city on October 6, killing two people and injuring eight others.

In today’s report, Al-Ahram newspaper points out that fatal road accidents occur almost daily in Egypt, which, according to the newspaper, is largely due to poorly maintained road infrastructure of the country. It is a fact that, especially in recent years, the projects on the part of the government are obvious and important projects are being carried out for the development and expansion of road networks and the strengthening of safety, having cost billions of pounds.

In fact, the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi shows personal interest in the expansion of the road network, often supervising all these projects closely. Officials stress that the development of new road networks and highways in Egypt has managed to reduce the number of road accident victims by 44% in the period 2019/2020.

However, the blood tax on asphalt remains high as well At least 7,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2020 in Egypt of 102.5 million inhabitants.

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