Several European tourists die in Egypt road accident

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An Egyptian road accident has left 12 people dead, including at least 6 tourists, when a coach collided with a truck on the west coast of E gypt’s Sinai Peninsula, a security official said late Monday. Among those killed were six tourists, including one Russian woman and the driver of the coach, reports said, adding that the policemen travelling with the tourist coach was also killed in the accident that has highlighted the danger of travelling on Egypt’s roads. The other tourists were said to have come from the Netherlands and Ukraine, Egypt’s news agency, MENA, reported, noting that some of the corpses were torn apart by the impact of the crash. About 35 other people were injured in the crash that happened more than 11 kilometres north of Ras Sidr. The passengers were travelling from the Red Sea resort to visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Those who sustained injury were taken to hospitals in Sharm, while six others whose cases were severe were taken to Suez in the north.

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