Ten people were killed and five injured Thursday when an East Delta Company bus hit a truck on the road between Sharm el-Sheikh and Tur Sinai.
Prosecutors are investigating the crash, which occurred 45 km from Sharm el-Sheikh. Fifteen ambulances responded to the scene to transport the dead and injured to Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital.
Egypt has one of the world's highest traffic accident rates due to careless driving, and road and vehicle conditions, which leads to the death and injury of thousands every year.
Traffic accidents are the second highest cause of death in the country. According to a government report, an average of 18 people were killed per day in road accidents in 2009 alone.
Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm
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