Authorities in Egypt have reported that a multi-car collision on a highway has resulted in the deaths of at least 32 people.
According to the health ministry, the crash occurred in Beheira governorate on the Cairo-Alexandria Road, about 131 kilometers (82 miles) north of Egypt's capital Cairo.
Fatal road collisions are common in Egypt and the main culprits are poor road conditions and failure to enforce traffic laws. Until the government invests heavily in road development and the transportation infrastructure, such deadly traffic accidents will continue to claim thousands of lives every year.
In recent years, Egypt has built a network of new routes to improve the overall quality of its roads. Unfortunately, drivers' behavior — including reckless driving, overspeeding, randomly parked vehicles, and failure to observe traffic regulations — has hampered improvement and contributed to ongoing high death rates.