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Fatal road accidents in Egypt remain high despite infrastructure improvements

While the government’s spending of billions of dollars to develop roads and the transportation infrastructure have reduced accidents in recent years, Egypt still ranks among the top nations in the world for traffic deaths.
An aerial view shows a section of the new "Regional Ring Road" highway project, passing by the northern village of al-Naaminah in the fertile Nile Delta agricultural region in Sharqiyah province, Egypt, May 28, 2021.

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities announced April 21 that one Egyptian national had died and two others were injured in a collision between a tourist bus and a private car on the Qena-Luxor agricultural road. Meanwhile, 38 Polish tourists made it out alive.

This accident came shortly after an even deadlier collision occurred in southern Egypt. On March 13, the Egyptian Ministry of Health announced that 10 people were killed and 14 others injured in a crash between a bus and car on the Abu Simbel-Aswan road.

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