The rate of car accidents during the first half of 2015 increased by 3.5%, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed in a report issued Monday.
The total number of accidents was 6,916, compared to 6,685 accidents in the same period of 2014 in Egypt, according to the report.
The report stated however that the number of deaths declined by 2.7%, as it decreased from 3,025 to 2,808 deaths through the first half of 2015.
The report added that the number of injured people also decreased by 19.1%, from 11,060 injuries in the first half of 2014 to 8,946 in the same period of 2015.
As for train accidents, CAPMAS reported that during the first half of 2015, the number of victims from train accidents decreased from an average of 2.1 injured or deceased per accident in 2014 to 1.7 injured or deceased person per accident.
According to the report, the highest rate of deaths occurred in Damietta, with 95.2 deaths in every 100 injured persons.
Further, the most serious accidents took place in Fayoum and Suez, with an average of 3.6 deaths for each accident. On the other hand, the least serious accidents took place in Daqahleya, according to the report.