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9 Killed in Tourist Bus Crash

Nine tourists, including several Russians, were killed and 36 others were injured in Egypt after an overloaded bus flew off the highway and flipped over several times Friday evening, RIA-Novosti reported Sunday.

The bus, owned by a small company in Hurghada, carried tourists from Russia, Germany and Ukraine who had booked a tour to Cairo, the local governor said, adding that the bus was going well above the speed limit.

Not all the bodies were identified as of Sunday evening, but reports said at least four Russians and two Ukrainians were killed. The driver, Ali Yusef Mustafa, 39, was hospitalized, with prosecutors waiting to question him.

(MT)


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