13 policemen killed in Egypt road accident


Cairo:At least 13 policemen were killed and three other civilians injured when a security vehicle collided head on with a truck in Upper Egypt.The accident took place late yesterday on Bani Suef-Menya road, about 115 kilometres from Cairo, a statement issued by the Ministry of Health said.

Four other conscripts were also injured during the accident and two of them are in critical condition, the statement added.Egypt has one of the world’s highest accident rates owing to careless driving and poor road and vehicle conditions. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi assigned a specialist council for community development to devise a complete scheme to minimise road accidents.