One Russian killed, 11 injured in Egypt road accident

Ahram Online , Tuesday 24 Mar 2015

The bus was taking tourists from the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh to Dahab

A tourist bus overturned on a highway linking two Red Sea cities in Egypt on Tuesday, killing one Russian tourist and injuring 11 others, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

The bus was taking tourists from Sharm El-Sheikh to Dahab in South Sinai for a hiking trip.

The injured - eight Russians, a Chinese and two Egyptians - were transferred to a hospital in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Egypt's Red Sea resorts with their popular diving spots are major tourism attractions.

Road accidents, which official statistics say claim 18 lives a day, are commonplace in Egypt due to ill-maintained roads as well as disregard for traffic laws.

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