6 Belgian tourists killed in bus accident in Egypt

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Some 20 others got injured, 2 of them suffering heavy injuries.

31 October 2008

6 Belgian tourists have been killed in a bus accident in southern Egypt. Some 20 others were injured, 2 of them suffering heavy injuries.

The news was announced by the Egyptian press agency Mena this morning and has been confirmed by the Belgian Foreign Office.

Two buses carrying Flemish tourists were travelling on the road between the southern town of Aswan and Abu Simbel, the site of two ancient temples when one coach overturned, possibly after a puncture.

The bus was carrying around 30 people. 6 of them were killed, 2 sustained heavy injuries and the others minor injuries.

According to the first reports, the tourists had booked their trip with travel agencies from Deinze (East Flanders) and Hoboken (Antwerp province).

The trip itself was organised by a Flemish Egyptian from Deinze.


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