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Road accident kills 10 in southern Egypt

  • Article by: MAGGIE MICHAEL
  • Associated Press
  • October 29, 2013 - 6:00 AM

CAIRO — An Egyptian security official says 10 people were killed and 15 were injured in a crash involving a bus and several other cars in the country's south.

The official says a public transportation bus collided with a number of other vehicles at the entrance to a tunnel on a desert highway near the city of Beni Suef, about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Cairo. The bus caught fire after the crash.

The official says heavy fog had reduced visibility on the road. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

Traffic accidents are common in Egypt due to badly maintained roads and poorly enforced traffic laws. WHO said in 2012 that road accidents kill about 12,000 people in Egypt every year.

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