Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: Alexandria Car Crash Leaves 17 Dead, Three Injured

At least 17 people were killed and three were injured on Sunday in a car crash in Alexandria.

A minibus's blown tire resulted into its crashing with a truck and a car in the western part of the coastal city.

Egypt annually loses about 12,000 lives due to road traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) website.

The country's road traffic fatality rate has reached 42 deaths out of 100,000, states the most recent statistics conducted by WHO.

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