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3 Indians killed, 13 injured in Egypt road accident

A handout picture released by the Suez Governorate Media office shows paramedics transporting one of the victims who were injured in a bus crash, in Cairo on December 28, 2019.

A handout picture released by the Suez Governorate Media office shows paramedics transporting one of the victims who were injured in a bus crash, in Cairo on December 28, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AFP

The Indian embassy in Egypt said there were 16 Indian tourists on the buses

Three Indians were killed and 13 others injured when two buses carrying tourists crashed into a truck in Egypt’s Suez governorate, the Indian embassy here said on Sunday.

The buses were heading to the beach-resort town of Hurghada on Saturday when they collided with the truck near Ain Sokhna town, about 120 kilometres east of Cairo.

“We regret to inform that 3 Indian citizens have lost their lives in the bus accident that occurred on 28 December near Ain Sokhna. Others who are injured are receiving medical treatment at various hospitals in Egypt,” the Indian embassy in Egypt tweeted.

It said the relatives of the deceased and the injured have been contacted and all assistance is being rendered to them.

“Embassy officials are present at the hospitals and in touch with hospital authorities,” the mission said.

The embassy said there were 16 Indian tourists on the buses.

According to the local media, the deceased also include two Malaysians and three Egyptians. More than 20 people were injured and rushed to the hospital.

Ain Sokhna is a town in the Suez governorate, lying on the western shore of the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez. It is situated 55 kilometres south of Suez and approximately 120 kilometres east of Cairo.

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