Saturday, June 11, 2011

Eleven killed when hitting a truck and a minibus in Egypt

.- At least eleven people were killed and three injured today when a truck collided and a minibus on the road between the oases of the Western Desert of Egypt, said Egyptian news agency Mena. All the victims were passengers on public transport bus, which was completely destroyed, said local police chief, Omar al Farmawi to Mena.

The truck driver fled the scene, so his arrest has been ordered to investigate responsibility for the accident, said the police chief. In Egypt, a country with some 80 million people die annually over 12 thousand people on the roads, according to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The poor state of roads, aging vehicle fleet, poor signage and the recklessness of the driver are the main causes of these fires. On 12 May 12 people died and 22 others injured when a tourist bus collided and a minibus on a highway in central Sinai in an accident caused by a camel who invaded the road.

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