Egypt Independent

Two die, 14 suffer injuries in bus-van collision



Two people were killed and 14 others were injured in a collision Friday between a bus and a van on Qatamiya-Ain Sokhna road.

The injured were transferred to Suez General Hospital and the Health Insurance Hospital.

A van rolled over on Qatamiya-Ain Sokhna road. A number of citizens were attempting to get the injured out of the van when the bus hit them and the van, according to initial investigations.

Seven ambulances headed to the scene and transferred 12 injured to Health Insurance Hospital and two others to Suez General Hospital.

The dead were transferred to morgue.

Injuries ranged from light to medium, according to a medical source.

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reported a recent decrease in the rates of car accidents due to improved roads across the country.

CAPMAS added that accidents in 2018 left 3,087 people dead, 11,803 injured and 13,441 vehicles damaged.

The human element was the main cause of accidents, accounting for 76.8 percent of total accidents in 2018, followed by vehicles accounting for 15.7 percent and the environmental element accounting for 2.7 percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm