Several killed more injured in Sanai bus crash

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Nine people were killed and 28 injured when a bus carrying European and North Americans crashed and caught fire in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula Thursday. The bus was carrying about 40 people when it hit a concrete barrier, rolled off the road and went up in flames, an official said. The official said three of those killed in the accident were unrecognisable due to burns received. According to the official, most of the dead were “probably Canadians and Britons.” The bus was said to be traveling to the Red Sea resort town of Sharm El Sheikh from Cairo. A spokeswoman at the British Embassy here said they did not believe any of the dead was British. The Canadian Embassy confirmed that at least two of the injured were Canadians, but did not have further information of any Canadians killed in the accident. The injured included 13 Russians, four British, two Romanians, two Canadians, two Italians, a Ukrainian and two Egyptian police as well as the Egyptian driver and guide. Road accidents in Egypt claim approximately 6,000 deaths annually. The causes range from poor roads, reckless driving and refusal to wear seat-belts by drivers and vehicle occupants.

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