Six people have been killed and at least 32 others were wounded in a road accident near Kafr El Dawwar, Beheira, in the Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road on Tuesday morning, according to the health ministry.
The accident occurred when a trailer truck collided with three microbuses on the road.
Egypt, including the cities of North Coast, Cairo, Sinai, and Upper Egypt witnessed a wave of unstable weather on Tuesday, including heavy raining and thunderstorms.
The Health Ministry said on Tuesday that it sent 15 ambulances to the scene of the accident, which transported the wounded to Damanhour Educational Hospital and Kafr El-Dawar General hospital.
Injuries included cuts, brain haemorrhage, bruises and fractures, the ministry pointed out.
Major General Hisham Amna, the governor of Beheira, ordered financial compensation for families of those killed which will be EGP 10,000 for each family. Amna also advised dispersing urgent financial aids for the wounded in the accident.
Car and bus accidents on highways and main roads occur almost every day with hundreds killed or injured every year. According to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMS), 3,747 people were killed in road accidents in 2017, while 11,098 road accidents occurred in the same year.
Meanwhile, the CAPMS’ report on half of 2018 showed that 4,426 road accidents took place in the same year, with 1,560 killed and 5,936 injured.