Several tourists die in Egypt accident

At least 11 Hungarians killed after their bus overturns in a resort town on the Red Sea.

    MENA news agency said the injured were rushed by ambulance to Hurghada hospital [EPA]

    Eleven Hungarian tourists have been killed after a speeding tour bus overturned at a Red Sea resort town in southeastern Egypt, police and medical officials say.

    Sunday's crash also injured another 27 Hungarian tourists. It took place at the entrance of Hurghada, 510km southeast of the capital Cairo, according to Egypt's state-run news agency MENA.

    The agency said the dead and the injured were taken by ambulance to Hurghada hospital.

    Four children were among the injured, according to the independent Al-Masry Al-Youm daily paper.

    Egyptian security and medical officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information, said the bus was carrying the tourists from their hotel to the airport.

    The driver lost control of the bus because of its high speed, the officials said.

    The accident happened on the first day of Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, when many Egyptians and tourists head to Red Sea resorts for vacation.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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