At least 15 people were killed today in a deadly road accident when a microbus collided with a tractor-trailer in Upper Egypt's Beni Suef city, officials said.
The accident took place in a tunnel in the eastern desert road in Beni Suef,about 120 km south of Cairo.
One person was injured in the accident, the officials said.
Egypt has one of the world's highest accident rates owing to careless driving and poor road and vehicles conditions.
Last month, 14 people were killed and 42 injured when a bus and a pick-up truck plunged from a bridge onto a road which is linking the town of Beni Suef with the capital, Cairo.
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