Wedding car turnover in Sohag leaves three dead, two injured

A bridegroom and two other people were killed while the bride and another women was injured after their wedding car turned over in Tahta city, Sohag.

Investigations revealed that the bride and the other woman fainted after the wedding car turned over and fell into the Ibrahimya channel beside the Hamouda bridge.

Police claimed that the cause of the accident was from the driver losing control of the steering wheel.

The victims’ bodies were taken away and transferred to the Public Tahta Hospital.

Police filed report on the accident and referred it to prosecution fro completing investigations.

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) reported that car accidents have declined by 23.6 percent, recording 8,480 accidents in 2018 compared to 11,089 accidents in 2017.

CAPMAS added that accidents in 2018 left 3,087 people dead, 11,803 injured and 13,441 vehicles damaged.

The human element was the main cause of accidents, accounting for 76.8 percent of total accidents in 2018, followed by vehicles accounting for 15.7 percent and the environmental element accounting for 2.7 percent.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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