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A view of the accident site.
Gulf Today Report
One person died and 8 others were injured in a horrific traffic accident at the Middle Ring Road in Cairo on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the local media reports the accident took place in the direction from the Fifth Settlement in New Cairo to Al Faiyoum at the highway tunnel in Helwan.
11 vehicles, including light cars and heavy trucks, were involved in the collision which caused some cars to explode.
Firefighting vehicles and ambulances rushed to the scene, where eyewitnesses confirmed a death and injury of a number of persons because of the horrific collision.
The Cairo Traffic Department was working on removing remains and the effects of the accident in order to restore traffic flow.
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As soon as the security forces received the report through the emergency police operations room, they rushed to the scene of the accident, in coordination with the traffic police, to examine the scene and find out circumstances of the accident, under the supervision of Major General Assem Abu Al Khair, Deputy Director of Investigations Directorate in Giza.
The woman was driving in the wrong direction and collided with a heavy vehicle. The car and the body were burnt beyond recognition.
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They explained that the noise made by vehicles disturbs public peace and creates a state of panic, tension, and nervousness among other drivers, road users and residents of neighborhoods, especially children, patients and the elderly.
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