Two people dead, seven injured in accident in Qena

Two people were killed and another seven injured on Sunday after a taxicab turned over on Quseir-Qift Road in Qena governorate.

The operation Room of Red Sea Ambulance said that seven ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the incident, transferring the dead to Qena University Hospital and the injured to Central Quseir Hospital for treatment for bruises and abrasions.

Police inspected the location of the accident to identify the details of the accident, and filed report on the accident, referring the case to public prosecution to complete investigations.

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reported that car accidents have declined by 23.6 percent, recording 8,480 accidents in 2018 compared to 11,089 accidents in 2017.

CAPMAS credited the decreasing rates of car accidents 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

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