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Six people killed in microbus crash at Assiut-Cairo Road

Six people including children were killed and 12 others left injured in a collision between two microbuses and a private car on Friday, on the Eastern Desert Road Assiut-Cairo, near Abnoub city.

The Assiut Security Directorate received a report on the accident, and the presence of victims and injured on the borders of Assiut Governorate with Minya in the eastern desert.

The executive and security agencies and ambulances moved to the scene of the accident. The bodies were kept at al-Eman General Hospital, and the injured were transferred to Minya hospitals.

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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