Truck hits tourist bus in Egypt, kills 10 including 4 French

Ahram Online , AP , Wednesday 13 Apr 2022

A tourist bus collided with a truck on a highway in southern Egypt and burst into flames on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including four French and a Belgian, authorities said.

Aswan road
A file photo of a road accident in Egypt

The crash happened some 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of the ancient city of Luxor, as it was travelling to the temples of Esna on the west bank of the Nile River, provincial authorities said in a statement.

Along with the tourists, five Egyptians were killed in the crash. At least 14 others were injured, including eight from France and six from Belgium, they said. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

Many bodies were charred, and the injured suffered from burns, bruises and fractures, according to a health official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

Footage that circulated online showed a tourist bus in flames with people trying to put out the fire. ``A guest is dying inside,'' one person was heard screaming.

Aswan Provincial Governor Ashraf Attia said the injured were taken to hospitals and were in stable condition.

Wednesday's accident came five days after a bus crashed on a highway near the Red Sea, killing three including two Polish tourists

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