At least 17 dead in Egypt vehicle smash

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At least 17 people have been killed and four others injured following a vehicle collision in southern Egypt.

The crash took place late on Tuesday when a passenger microbus collided with a truck on a highway in the district of Juhaynah in Sohag province, 390 kilometres south of the capital Cairo, provincial authorities said on Wednesday.

Ambulances rushed to the scene to carry bodies and the injured to provincial hospitals, authorities added in a statement.

Deadly traffic accidents claim thousands of lives every year in Egypt, which has a poor transport safety record.

The crashes and collisions are mostly caused by speeding, bad roads or poor enforcement of traffic laws.

In July, a passenger bus slammed into a parked trailer truck on a highway in the southern province of Minya, killing 23 people and injuring at least 30.

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