19 killed in multi-vehicle road accident in Egypt

22:03, January 11, 2011      

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Nineteen people were killed and 13 others were injured as six vehicles crashed in northern Egypt's Al Sharqiya Governorate on Tuesday.

Investigations proved that the accident occurred as a truck driver lost control over the speed and collided with four private cars and a taxi.

Road accidents occur frequently in Egypt due to bad road conditions, high speed and poor enforcement of traffic rules.

An estimated 8,000 people die in traffic accidents annually, according to official statistics.

Source: Xinhua

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