12 killed in Egypt road crash

At least 12 people died Sunday in a collision between two trucks in Egypt, state television reported.

The crash occurred on a road linking the southern province of Sohag and the coastal city of Red Sea.

Most of the victims were workers who were riding in the back of one truck when the accident happened, according to the report.

The immediate case of the crash was not known.

Fatal road accidents are relatively common in Egypt and have often been blamed on poor driving and bad roads.

Nearly 13,000 people die and 60,000 are injured every year on the country's roads, according to official figures.

Last update: Mon, 18/04/2016 - 09:42

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