By Nourhan Fahmy
A truck and a microbus collided on the Ring Road near Abo Shanaf Bridge in Minya, Saturday night, leaving 14 dead and 2 injured, state media reported.
All of the deceased were aboard the microbus, which turned over on the side of the road after the crash, according to state-owned Al-Ahram. The victims were residents of villages in Minya.
The ambulance and security forces arrived at the scene of the accident, and then the injured were transferred to the Minya University Hospital. As for the deceased, 11 bodies were transferred to the Minya General Hospital Morgue and the remaining 3 to the Fever Hospital Morgue.
Approximately 12,000 people die each year in Egypt as result of road accidents, according to a 2012 World Health Organization report.
A recent accident in Beheira that left 18 dead and 18 injured led the cabinet to implement amendments to the traffic law on 5 November.
The amendments, which came into effect on 24 November, include harsher penalties for wrong-way driving, driving under the influence or exceeding the speed limit.