Twelve killed, two injured in Sohag car accident

12 people were killed and two injured in a car accident on the Sohag international airport road on Sunday morning.

Post-crash investigations indicated that the accident happened when a microbus and a car collided at a turning point in the middle of the high speed road just before the airport, killing 12 and injury another two.

The Deputy Health Minister for Sohag province, Youssry Bayyoumy, said that the victims' bodies were taken to Al-Mansha’a central hospital and Gerga public hospital, and the injured passengers were transferred to a public hospital and the Univerisity Hospital in Sohag.

Major General Mostafa Mokbel, Sohag security chief, was notified about the accident.

Egypt has one of the world’s highest traffic-accident mortality rates.
In December, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said the number of car accidents during the first half of 2015 rose by 3.5 percent to a total of 6,916 accidents, compared with 6,685 accidents during the same period in 2014.
The number of deaths, however, decreased by 2.7 percent, from 3,025 to 2,808 deaths in the first half of 2015.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


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