A tour bus slammed into a truck in southern Egypt today, killing eight Americans and injuring 21 others in the latest fatal crash involving tourists. The bus was taking a tour group on the 115-mile journey from Aswan to the ancient temples of Abu Simbel along Lake Nasser when it ran into the truck parked on the side of a single-lane desert road. Six women and two men were killed.
The bus, containing 37 passengers, was part of a larger tour of 116 American tourists traveling in three buses, authorities said. Last month, eight foreign tourists were killed when their tour bus flipped over several times on a mountain road on Egypt's Red Sea coast, while in October six Belgian tourists were killed in a crash in the south.