12 killed in Egypt head-on bus crash

127.jpgAt least 12 people were killed and 58 injured when two buses crashed head-on in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Tuesday, a security source said.

The accident happened at dawn on a road north of the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where the injured were taken for treatment, the source said.

A medical source said all those hurt were Egyptian.

About 6,000 people die and 30,000 are injured in road accidents each year in Egypt.

Traffic regulations are often badly enforced and maintenance of vehicles is poor. Many of the country’s coastal and desert roads allow for high speeds and accidents caused by reckless overtaking are frequent.

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