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5 killed, 10 injured in a car crash in Egypt

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At least five people were killed and ten others injured in a car crash in Egypt's Daqahliya governorate on Tuesday, APA reports official news agency MENA. The accident occurred when a microbus hit two cars on Farascour- Mansoura road, some 90 km north of the capital Cairo. Suffering from fractures and severe injuries, the wounded were transferred to nearby hospitals, MENA said.

Earlier Tuesday, seven people were killed and eight others injured also in a car crash in Minufiya governorate, when a microbus carrying workers to a factory hit a truck.

Also on Tuesday, two German nationals were among ten people who were injured in a car accident in Qena governorate in Upper Egypt, security sources told Xinhua.

"The accident occurred when a bus crashed with a truck on the desert way to Sohag governorate," said the sources, adding some of the injured were in critical condition.

Official reports said road accidents in Egypt kill about 10,000 people every year and the government is working to improve the country's road services.

Lack of highway security monitoring systems, poor road maintenance and negligence of traffic rules are among the main reasons behind the high rate of road accidents in Egypt, experts say.

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