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Army truck collision in Egypt kills 1 soldier

An Egyptian security official says a road accident near the border with Israel has killed one Egyptian soldier and left 21 others seriously injured.

world Updated: Apr 13, 2010 13:08 IST

An Egyptian security official says a road accident near the border with Israel has killed one Egyptian soldier and left 21 others seriously injured.

The official says a truck carrying soldiers driving back to base after their night shifts collided head-on with a merchant truck. The accident took place on Tuesday morning in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, about 19 miles (30 kilometers) from the Israeli border. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media.

He says some of the soldiers had serious head injuries and were receiving medical attention at the hospital in nearby city of El-Arish.

About 6,000 people die every year in road accidents in Egypt because of bad roads and poor traffic laws enforcement.