Ismailia microbus rollover kills seven people, injures six

Seven people were killed and six others including a 7-year-old child were injured on Sunday, in a microbus rollover on the Zagazig-Ismailia agricultural road in Ismailia.

Ten ambulances were dispatched to the scene and transferred the victims to hospital.

The preliminary inspection confirmed that the microbus overturned on the way to Ismailia city, settling in a very low area on the side of the road.

Prosecutors inspected the scene of the incident and ordered a technical engineer from the Ismailia Traffic Department to examine the vehicle to determine what caused the accident.

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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