Ten Russian tourists injured in bus accident near Hurghada

Ahram Online, Tuesday 6 May 2014

Tourists travelling on a bus between Hurghada and Safaga have been seriously injured in a traffic accident

Ten Russian tourists have been injured in a bus accident on the road between Hurghada and Safaga on the Red Sea cost, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.  

The injured tourists were transferred to Hurghada hospital suffering from serious injuries.   

Egypt leads the Middle East when it comes to road accidents and related deaths. With an average of 12,000 people killed annually according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), road accidents are one of the main causes of death in Egypt.

At a conference in Moscow last month, Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said he expected the number of Russian tourists visiting Egypt to reach 3 million by the end of 2014.

Around 2.4 million Russian tourists visited Egypt in 2013.


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