10 people killed, 20 injured in collision

Ten people were killed and 20 others were injured in a collision between two microbuses on the international coastal road in Kafr al-Dawar because of heavy mist on Thursday morning.

Ambulances, Civil Protection Forces, and police officials moved to the scene.

The bodies of the deceased and 15 of the injured were transferred to the Kafr al-Dawar Hospital, while the other five injured were transferred to Alexandria hospitals.

Legal measures were taken regarding the incident and prosecutors were notified to begin an investigation.

According to a Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) report for 2017, accidents on roads that year resulted in 3,747 deaths, 13,998 injuries, and 17,201 damaged vehicles.

The report claims the main cause of accidents to be the human factor at 78.9 percent of total cases, followed by vehicle defects at 14 percent, and environmental causes, such as road conditions, at two percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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