16 killed, 7 injured in road accident in Egypt

 At least 16 people were killed and seven others injured after three vehicles collided on a desert highway in Egypt.

PTI| Updated: Mar 30, 2015, 01:52 AM IST

Cairo: At least 16 people were killed and seven others injured after three vehicles collided on a desert highway in Egypt.

The accident took place on Sohag-Red Sea desert road, killing 16 people and injuring seven others, local media reported.
The injured have been admitted to a hospital.

Egypt has one of the world's highest accident rates owing to careless driving and poor road and vehicle conditions.

The WHO ranks Egypt as the world's tenth worst country in road accidents.