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Death toll climbs to 10 in bus accident on Sinai's Nuweiba road

The bus was carrying pharmacy students from Alexandria University, heading to spend their mid-year vacation in a resort in Nuweiba, a coastal city in South Sinai

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Feb 2017
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File photo: Bus accident on Egypt's road (Reuters)
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The death toll from Friday’s bus accident on the Nuweiba International Road in Sinai climbed Saturday to 10, state news agency MENA reported.

Some 41 others are currently receiving treatment at a number of hospitals in Sinai.

The bus was carrying pharmacy students from Alexandria University, heading to spend their mid-year vacation in a resort in Nuweiba, a coastal city in South Sinai.

Initial investigation of the accident showed that the bus driver was driving at a high speed on a winding road surrounded by mountains and cliffs in the area of Saeda when he lost control and the bus careened off the road down a hillside.

Deadly road accidents take place on a near daily basis in Egypt, which is notorious for poor road-safety conditions, badly maintained infrastructure and loosely enforced traffic regulations.

 
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