Deadly road accident in Egypt kills 16

Published March 30th, 2015 - 08:18 GMT

Sixteen people died and seven others were injured late on Sunday when three cars collided in Upper Egypt.

Two trucks and a microbus collided in Sohag en route to the Red Sea governorate.

The injured were transported to Sohag University Hospital, a Sohag governorate statement read.

Road accidents, which official statistics say claim 18 lives a day, are commonplace in Egypt due to ill-maintained roads as well as disregard for traffic laws.

Last week, 12 were killed when their work bus slipped into Mariotiya river canal in Giza's Haram district.

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