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Truck Hits Tourist Bus in Egypt, Kills 10

Truck Hits Tourist Bus in Egypt, Kills 10

Wednesday, 13 April, 2022 - 10:15
Reuters file photo of ambulances in Egypt

A tourist bus collided with a truck on a highway in southern Egypt and burst into flames on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including four French and a Belgian, authorities said.

The crash happened some 55 kilometers south of the ancient city of Luxor, as it was travelling to the temples of Esna on the west bank of the Nile River, provincial authorities said in a statement.

Along with the tourists, five Egyptians were killed in the crash. At least 14 others were injured, including eight from France and six from Belgium, they said.

Many bodies were charred, and the injured suffered from burns, bruises and fractures, according to a health official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

The Associated Press quoted Aswan Provincial Governor Ashraf Attia as saying the injured were taken to hospitals and were in stable condition.

Wednesday’s accident came five days after a bus crashed on a highway near the Red Sea, killing three including two Polish tourists.

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