Pileup in Egypt Kills 16, Including Conscripts

Health Ministry Officials say At least 16 people were killed in a pileup south of Cairo late on Friday.
Health ministry spokesman Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told Reuters that a police car, a taxi and a mini-bus crashed killing 16 people and wounding four. A state-run news portal cited a health ministry official as saying that among the 16 killed, 13 were conscripts and three were civilians. Egypt's roads and railways have a poor safety record and Egyptians have long complained that governments have failed to enforce basic safeguards.