Tourist bus crashes in Egypt, killing 12

CAIRO, Egypt — Twelve people have been killed in a collision between a delivery truck and a bus carrying European and Russian tourists in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Another 37 are wounded.

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CAIRO, Egypt — Twelve people have been killed in a collision between a delivery truck and a bus carrying European and Russian tourists in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Another 37 are wounded.

The dead include seven tourists from the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine, and five Egyptians. The head of emergency services for south Sinai says an exact breakdown of nationalities is not yet available.

Monday’s crash occurred near the Red Sea resort town of Ras Sadr.

Egypt has a history of serious crashes because of speeding and poor road conditions. At least 8,000 people were killed in 2006 accidents.

WHAT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ARTICLE:

  • CAIRO, Egypt — Twelve people have been killed in a collision between a delivery truck and a bus carrying European and Russian tourists in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
  • The head of emergency services for south Sinai says an exact breakdown of nationalities is not yet available.
  • Egypt has a history of serious crashes because of speeding and poor road conditions.

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