Traffic accident kills 13 in Egypt

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Added On August 8, 2016

 CAIRO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people were killed and four others injured in a car crash south of Egypt's capital Cairo, official MENA news agency reported on Monday.

 
On Sunday night, a microbus overturned on the desert road in Minya province, about 245 km south of Cairo, when one of its tires exploded due to high speed, according to the report.
 
The injured were carried to hospital and an investigation was launched, it said.
 
statistics from Egypt's Transport Ministry shows that road accidents in the most populous Arab country kill about 10,000 people every year, and over 60 percent of these accidents are caused by microbuses.