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Multi-car collision kills 7, wounds 20 in N. Egypt

30 Mar 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

CAIRO, March 29 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed and 20 others were wounded on Wednesday in a multi-car collision in Egypt's Delta province of Sharqiya.

Two trucks collided with one pickup van on an agricultural road, state-run Akhbarelyom newspaper reported on its website.

Twelve ambulances rushed to the scene, and most of the wounded suffered abrasions and bruises.

The public prosecution has ordered an immediate investigation into the deadly incident.

Road accidents are common in Egypt because of poorly maintained road infrastructure and loosely applied traffic regulations.

Over the past few years, Egypt has been upgrading its road network, building new roads and bridges, and repairing old ones to reduce traffic accidents.

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