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6 Mexican tourists die, 25 injured in Sinai bus wreck

Bus accident near St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula kills six Mexican tourists and injures at least 25 others; casualties rushed to Sharm Al-Sheikh International Hospital

Ahram Online , Friday 31 May 2013
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Rescue workers and police investigate the scene of a bus crash in central Sinai May 31, 2013. Six Mexican tourists were killed and 25 others wounded in a bus accident on Friday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula (Photo: Reuters)
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Six Mexican tourists died Friday and twenty-five others suffered injuries after a bus overturned in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula near the touristic and religious vacation spot, Saint Catherine's Monastery.

Head of the South Sinai security directorate Mahmoud Henfawi stated that the bus carrying no less than forty Mexican tourists fell over and caught on fire.

Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported that twelve ambulances went to the scene following the accident and transported the casualties to the Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital to receive the needed treatment.

Road conditions throughout Egypt are often poor and result in a large number of road accidents. A similar accident took place in October 2012 when a police truck overturned and killed 21 soldiers.

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patkar
31-05-2013 08:34pm
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ride the brakes !
From St Catherine to Dahab the road descents in a steepgrade winding in a canyon .Accidents are constant as drivers " who kow everythiing" are too leazy to go in lower gear and just ride the brakes, when overheated : bye-bye brakes and off we go !
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Adam Neira
31-05-2013 06:55pm
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Prayers
Prayers for the deceased and injured from this terrible bus accident. The true cause of the accident must be investigated.
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Alex
31-05-2013 05:50pm
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Roads or drivers?
I think that rather than the roads, that are not that bad, the biggest problem is the way people drive in Egypt — specially trucks and buses — that is extremely dangerous!
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