Egypt: Speeding bus overturns, killing 4, injuring 35
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Egypt: Speeding bus overturns, killing 4, injuring 35

Locals, tourists traveling on highway linking Red Sea resort city with port in southeast Egypt caught in crash; mother and toddler among the dead

Illustrative: A man stands near a destroyed bus after a deadly crash near Hurghada, Egypt, Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP)
Illustrative: A man stands near a destroyed bus after a deadly crash near Hurghada, Egypt, Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP)

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s official news agency says a bus crash in the south has killed four Egyptians and injured 35 others, including some tourists.

The state-run Middle East News Agency says the accident happened early Friday morning on a highway linking the Red Sea resort city of Hurghada with port of Ras Gharib in southeast Egypt.

The agency said that the bus, carrying about 40 passengers, was speeding and overturned, killing a mother and her two-year-old toddler along with two other men. Among the injured were three Germans and one Ukrainian.

Road accidents are common in Egypt due to badly maintained roads and vehicles and poor enforcement of traffic laws.

Police estimate that road accidents kill about 6,000 people a year in Egypt, a nation of about 84 million.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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