Fourteen Killed, 67 Hurt on Foggy Desert Roads in Egypt
Fourteen people were killed and 67 others injured Sunday in two accidents blamed on foggy desert roads near Egypt's Suez Canal, police said.
Ten people were killed and 60 others hurt when two buses slammed into each other on the desert road between Cairo and Ismailiya on the Suez Canal, about 140 kilometers (84 miles) northeast of the Egyptian capital, police added.
The buses were then hit by a tractor-trailer and a taxi whose drivers failed to brake in time because the wreck was obscured by fog, police said.
The injured, some of them in serious condition, were taken to two hospitals in the area, police said.
In another accident, four people were killed and seven hurt when two cars crashed on the desert highway between Ismailiya and Port Said, both on the Suez Canal.
The seven injured were admitted to the main hospital in Ismailiya, police said.
Heavy fog, typical in the winter months but aggravated by pollution, has been blamed for an increasing number of deadly accidents in Egypt over the last few months -- ISMAILIYA, Egypt (AFP)
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