Truck in Egypt Crashes With Tourists and Kills 10
By Mascha Cenia
Authorities say a tourist bus crashed with a vehicle on a highway in southern Egypt on Wednesday, catching fire and killing at least ten people, including four French and one Belgian.
According to provincial officials, the plane crashed 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of Luxor on its way to the temples of Esna on the Nile’s west bank.
Five Egyptians were killed in the collision, in addition to the visitors. They reported at least 14 individuals were hurt, including eight French and six Belgians. The reason for the crash remained unknown at the time.
According to a health official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to brief the media, several dead were burnt, and the injured suffered burns, bruising, and fractures.
The injured were transferred to hospitals and are in stable condition, according to Aswan Provincial Governor Ashraf Attia.
The disaster happened five days after a bus collapsed on a roadway near the Red Sea, killing three people, two of whom were Polish tourists.
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