4 Italians killed, four others injured in road accident in southern Sinai

November 1, 2007 21:12


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Four Italian tourists were killed and four others injured Thursday when their minibus collided with a truck near the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheik on the southern Sinai Peninsula. The group's Egyptian driver was also injured, health officials said. The injured Italians included two men, one woman and a 9-year-old boy - the latter two in serious condition - said Issa Said, a local emergency medical official. The injured passengers and Egyptian driver were taken to Sharm el-Sheik International Hospital, Said added. The accident occurred some 15 kilometers (9 miles) outside the town center as the Italian tourists were returning to their hotel, said Ibrahim Ali Hassan, an emergency room doctor in southern Sinai. Police said a truck driver lost control of his vehicle on a one-lane road and collided head-on with the minibus. The names of the Italians were not released, and an Italian Embassy official in Cairo said he had not yet received confirmation of the accident from the Egyptian government.

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