Egypt bus crash kills 10, injures 14


Ten people were killed and another 14 tourists were injured when a bus collided with another vehicle in southern Egypt on Wednesday.

The dead included four French citizens, one Belgian national and five Egyptians, officials said.

The accident occurred on the road between the city of Aswan and the temples of Abu Simbel, a popular tourist site several hours further south, a statement from the Aswan governorate said.

According to a statement from Egypt's public prosecution, the collision forced the bus off the road and caused it to catch fire.

Those killed included the bus driver, his assistant, a tour guide and two people in the second vehicle, the prosecution said.

Medical staff were checking bodies to verify their identity and the accident resulted in the injury of 14 French and Belgian tourists, it added.

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