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Oct 13, 5:53 AM EDT

30 killed, 15 injured in road accident in southern Egypt

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CAIRO (AP) -- Three minibuses traveling in the southern Egyptian province of Aswan collided on Monday, killing 30 people and injuring 15 others, a senior security official said.

Aswan's provincial police chief, Mohammed Mustafa, said the accident took place on a road that runs along the west bank of the Nile near the historic town of Edfu. He said the minibuses, widely used in Egypt as communal taxis, were speeding when they collided. He said all 30 passengers were natives of Fayoum, an oasis province southwest of Cairo.

Deadly road accidents claim thousands of lives in Egypt every year. They are mostly caused by speeding, bad roads or lack of regular vehicle maintenance.

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