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Traffic accident kills 12 in Egypt

Wreckage of cars at the site of a road accident in Cairo, Egypt on 26 March 2020 [KHALED KAMEL/AFP/Getty Images]
Wreckage of cars at the site of a road accident in Cairo, Egypt on 26 March 2020 [KHALED KAMEL/AFP/Getty Images]

At least 12 people were killed and 30 others injured on Sunday in a traffic accident in eastern Egypt, according to local media, Anadolu reports.

The accident occurred when a bus collided with a heavy transport truck on the Zafarana-Ras Ghareb Road, 40 kilometers north of Ras Ghareb in the Red Sea province, the local Al-Masry El-Youm newspaper reported.

Egyptian authorities said the Public Prosecution has launched an investigation into the cause of the collision.

Egypt has a poor transportation record despite government efforts to improve the country's road network.

The country has recorded 51,511 deaths in road accidents in 2021, according to the state statistics agency CAPMAS.

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