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12 dead in road accident in Egypt


Cairo: At least 12 people were killed and two others injured today in a road accident near Sohag International Airport in Egypt’s Sohag governorate, officials said.

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The accident took place near the entrance of the airport on the Cairo-Aswan dessert road after two vehicles collided.

Two other people were severely injured during the incident, medical sources said.

Earlier this month, at least 22 people were killed in a road accident after a microbus exploded in Dakahlia governorate.

Egypt has one of the world’s highest accident rates owing to careless driving and poor road and vehicle conditions.

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The The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks Egypt as the world’s 10th worst country in road accidents, after India, China and the US.