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

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.


Kuwait emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies aged 91

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Kuwait emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah dies aged 91

  • ‘With deep sadness and sorrow the Emiri Diwan sends its condolences to the people of Kuwait’
  • Sheikh Sabah ruled Kuwait from 2006

The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, has died aged 91.

Sheikh Sabah ruled Kuwait since 2006.

His death was announced by the Emiri Diwan.

"With deep sadness and sorrow the Emiri Diwan sends its condolences to the people of Kuwait, the Arab and Muslim nations, and our friendly nations worldwide," the statement said.

Royal Court Minister Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah announced the death on state TV.

Sheikh Sabah was admitted to hospital in July and underwent surgery, before traveling to the US for further treatment.

His death brought an ourtpouring of grief and condolences from both the Gulf, the region and beyond.

He served as Kuwait’s foreign minister from 1963 for four decades after holding a number of other governmental posts. He then became prime minister in 2003.