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10 Injured in Travel Bus Accident on Zaafarana Highway

Egypt's roads continue to be increasingly dangerous, as news emerges of a travel bus crashing along the Zaafarana-Ras Ghareb highway on Sunday, injuring as many as 10 people.

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10 Injured in Travel Bus Accident on Zaafarana Highway

A total of 10 people were injured Sunday after a travel bus crashed into a hill along Zaafarana-Ras Ghareb highway in the Red Sea, reports the Cairo Post

The 30-passenger bus deviated from its route while it was driving from Cairo to Hurghada, said head of Ras Ghareb Security Directorate Mahmoud Emam, noting that an investigation into the incident has been launched.

According to El Watan Newspaper, a Safaga traffic officer was among the injured, in addition to a number of army and police personnel. Approximately 20 passengers escaped unscathed, whereas the rest of the injured passengers are receiving treatment at Ras Ghareb Hospital, except for two who were transferred to the General Hospital of Hurghada.    

A report from the Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed Sunday that Egypt recorded 14,548 traffic accidents in 2015, a one percent increase compared to 2014. “63.3 percent of accidents on highways in 2015 are due to human error, followed by the technical status of the vehicle recording 22.9 percent,” read the statement.