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Seven people killed in car accident in New Valley

Seven people were killed in a road accident in the New Valley Governorate, 60 km from Assiut Airport.

The Assiut Security Directorate had received a notification stating that a vehicle rolled over and caught fire in the New Valley Governorate, about 60 km from Assiut Airport, killing seven people inside.

Legal measures were taken and the public prosecutors were notified to begin investigation.

The annual report of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) released in 2020 said that traffic accidents in Egypt rose by 17.8 percent in 2019, with 9,992 car accidents compared to 8,480 in 2018.

The agency added that the number of car accident deaths rose to 3,484 in 2019 – an increase of 12.9 percent. The rate of car accidents increased to 27.4 accidents per day in 2019, it said.

CAPMAS attributed the main cause of car accidents to human error at 79.7 percent of the total road accident causes in 2019, followed by technical vehicle defects at 13.5 percent.

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