Eight tourists killed in Egypt bus overturn
Eight tourists, including two from Russia, were killed after a bus overturned in Egypt's Hurghada, officials said Saturday.
The bus driver lost control over the steering wheel Friday night on a highway in Hurghada. The accident left six dead on the spot and 24 others injured, according to Egypt's MENA news agency. Two Russian tourists died on their way to the hospital. The bus was carrying 30 tourists from different countries.
Three of them were Russians, said Mohamed Sarhan, Egypt's deputy health minister. He added that efforts were underway to identify the nationalities of the victims, Xinhua reported.
Traffic accidents in Egypt are common due to speeding, lax enforcement of traffic rules or poor road conditions. Each year, about 6,000 people are killed in road accidents in Egypt.