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Bus accident in Red Sea highway leaves a child dead and 36 injured

A young girl died and thirty-six Egyptians and foreigners were injured when a bus flipped on the road to a Red Sea beach town

Ahram Online , Friday 20 Jul 2012
Aftermath of bus crash that killed 8 US tourists December 2010 near Abu Simbel, Aswan (Photo: Reuters)
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A bus transporting Egyptians and tourists flipped over on Friday, 38 kilometres from a large Red Sea touristy beach town, Hurghada. A young girl died in the accident and thirty-six were injured.

The injured were transferred to various hospitals, including Hurghada's public hospital and two private hospitals: The Nile and El Gouna's.

Four foreigners - three German tourists and a Ukranian - were transferred to the military hospital upon the request of Hurghada's governor, Mahmoud Essam.

According to a report published in July 2011 by the Central Authority for Public Transport, road and rail accidents claimed over 7,000 lives in Egypt in 2010 - a rise of 7.9 per cent over the year before.

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