Saturday, September 09, 2006

Another road accident kills at least 13 and injures 10 near Asyut

A new fatal road accident killed at least 13 people and injured 10. According to a police official speaking on condition of anonymity. The accident occured near the City of Asyut, about 300 Km south of Cairo. The accident involved four viechles. A truck and a minibus collided on a single lane highway, two additional trucks were caught in the accident. It´s still early days, and more information will become available in the comming hours.

This comes after a month full of major accidents, on the road(the two latest killing nine pilgrims en route to Saudi Arabia and another involving a british tourist, on the railways and houses comming down. It all boils down to one thing - lack of security for the citizens in their daily lives. Safer roads, tougher enforcement of safety belts on any minibuses , and housing, where the owner isn´t allowed to build an additional storey, without a permit under any circumstances, is really not much to ask for.

Does anybody have the figures for people killed in road related accidents/year? If so i would be very interested in those figures!

UPDATE: I´ve changed the numbers, originally i claimed 10 people dead and 13 injured, it was the other way around - wishful thinking on my behalf i´m afraid. Thanks to Hossam at 3arabawy!

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