8 US Tourists Killed in Egypt Bus Crash

Another 21 people were injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 26, 2010 3:31 PM CST
Egyptian men examine the crashed tour bus.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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. (Read more Egypt stories.)

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