Egypt says 14 killed in road accident

Road accidents are common in Egypt, often the result of badly maintained roads and the poor enforcement of traffic laws. (File/AFP)
Updated 12 June 2019
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Egypt says 14 killed in road accident

CAIRO: Egypt says a car crash has left 14 people dead and 10 others injured in the capital, Cairo.
The county’s ambulance authority said in a statement the accident took place Wednesday when two microbuses crashed on a highway in the southern suburb of Helwan.
The statement says the injured were taken to nearby hospitals for emergency treatment.
Road accidents are common in Egypt, often the result of badly maintained roads and the poor enforcement of traffic laws.
The country’s official statistics agency says more than 8,000 road accidents took place in 2018, that left over 3,000 dead, and around 12,000 wounded.


New water project launches in Yemen

Updated 17 June 2019
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New water project launches in Yemen

  • The project will benefit more than 30,000 people
  • It will allow for water to be provided continuously over 24-hours

DUBAI: A new UAE-funded project to improve water production capacity was launched on Sunday in Yemen’s port city of Mocha, news agency WAM said on Monday.
The new project, by the UAE-run Emirates Red Crescent in Yemen, consists of two artesian wells connected to a generator and two storage tanks and will be connected to the main water distribution network.
The project will benefit more than 30,000 residents of Mocha and nearby areas. It will also allow water to be provided on a 24-hour basis, the Director-General of the city Sultan Abdullah Mahmoud said.