Egypt's Health Ministry said a car crash has left nine people dead and eight others wounded on a desert road connecting the capital Cairo and the city of Ismailia.
Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said the accident took place Saturday when a taxi cab crashed into a microbus, leading the cab to burst into flames. He said the injuries include first-degree burns and suspected concussions.
Road accidents are common in Egypt, often the result of badly maintained roads and poor enforcement of traffic laws.
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