Vehicle collision in Egypt kills 24

Other News Materials 7 February 2008 13:43 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - At least 24 people were killed and 16 injured Thursday when two trucks and a minibus collided, causing further collisions with five passenger cars on a road south of Cairo, police said.

The accident occurred early Thursday when clear visibility might have been affected by an early morning fog, according to police.

Road accidents are frequent in Egypt and tend to be caused by defective road planning, speeding and a poor traffic control system.

More than 6,000 people die annually in automobile accidents in Egypt, according to official estimates.