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At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded as a truck collided with a passenger minibus Sunday on a highway in Egypt’s Nile Delta province of Qalioubiya, north of the capital Cairo.

The health ministry office in Qalioubiya revealed the names of five victims whose ages varied between 24 and 62, while the other four were unidentified.

Those wounded were taken to the nearby Benha University Hospital where Qalioubiya Governor Abdel-Hamid al-Haggan checked on them after inspecting the accident’s scene.

In early August, eight people died when a minibus crashed into a canal in Giza province in south of Cairo. Egypt suffers a high rate of traffic accidents that kill thousands of people every year mostly due to human errors including high speed and negligence of traffic rules.

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