Eight tourists killed in Egypt bus crash: report

20th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

Eight tourists were killed when a bus overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle near the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, MENA news agency reported on Saturday.

Three of the dead were Russians, the state-run agency said, adding that police were investigating Friday's crash to determine the nationality of the other victims.

In Kiev, the foreign ministry said that two Ukrainians were killed in the accident.

"According to preliminary information that we received from our diplomats in Egypt, two Ukrainians were killed and two others were injured in the accident," ministry spokesman Oleksandr Dikusarov told AFP by telephone.

The other passengers on the bus, which was carrying 30 people at the time of the accident, all suffered injuries, MENA reported.


© 2010 AFP

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