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Road accident kills 10, injures 8 in NW Cairo - agency

CAIRO, Dec 1 (KUNA) -- At least 10 people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident in northwestern Cairo on Thursday, said a security official.
The accident took place on the desert road in Wadi Al-Natroun City in Beheira Governorate, Beheira Security Chief Maj. Gen. Ahmad Khalaf was quoted by Egypt's official news agency (MENA) as saying.
The tragedy was due to a truck-tractor collision on Cairo-Alexandria desert road in Wadi Al-Natroun, the official said Traffic accidents are common in Egypt mainly due to poorly maintained roads and over-speeding. (end) ms.mt