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Motor accidents down by 23.6%, railway up 14% in 2018

Car accidents in Egypt declined by a total of 2,618 cases in 2018, compared to 2017, according to the bulletin issued recently by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The year 2018 witnessed 8,480 accidents which resulted in 3,087 deaths, 11,803 injuries, and 13,441 vehicles damaged. In 2017, car and train accidents …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s railways: past, present and future?

Egypt has a long history of railway accidents. Over the past 20 years more than 1,500 people have lost their lives to train collisions and derailments. The disastrous situation of the railway system continued since the 25 January uprisings with new victims. The Daily News Egypt explores the reasons for the recurring accidents and speaks to top managers from the Egyptian National Railways and workers close to the problems.

Sarah El Masry

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