10 Killed and 14 Injured After Tourist Bus Collides With Truck in Egypt

At least 10 people, including French and Belgian nationals were killed after a bus they were traveling in collided with a truck on a highway in southern Egypt.

The crash happened on a highway between the southern city of Aswan and the famed Abu Simbel temple.

“Four French, one Belgian national and five Egyptians are among the victims,” the outlet said.

Aswan Provincial Governor, Ashraf Attia said that fourteen others, eight French and six Belgian tourists were immediately evacuated to hospital with “broken bones, bruises and superficial injuries.”

“The patients, all of them are in stable conditions,” Attia said, adding that medical teams of doctors and paramedics had provided “highest level of treatment” to the wounded.

Wednesday’s accident came after three people, including two Polish tourists were killed when a bus crashed on a highway near the Red Sea on eight of March.

The bus was carrying 21 people, including 19 Polish tourists when it rolled over on the highway linking the two ports of Safaga and al-Qoseir. The Egyptian driver was also killed in the crash.

Another 14 Poles and two Egyptians were injured in the accident.

Deadly traffic accidents claim thousands of lives every year in Egypt due to its poor transportation and enforcement of traffic laws.  

Some 7,000 people died in road accidents in Egypt in 2020, according to official figures.

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