Four people were killed and 11 injured in a road accident on Sunday in Upper Egypt's Beni Suef governorate, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported. The accident took place when a micro-bus collided with a truck on the Eastern Desert highway in Beni Suef in front of a steel factory. The dead bodies and the injured were taken to hospital. More than 1,500 people were killed in road accidents in Egypt in the first half of 2019, according to the official statistics agency CAPMAS. Some 5,220 accidents took place in the first six months of the year, up almost 18 percent from the same period in 2018. The government has allocated millions of pounds to developing and expanding road networks in recent years. A comprehensive traffic law designed to crack down on violators and enhance safety is set to go into effect later this year.