27 tourists, many of them German, injured in road accident in Egypt

Twenty-seven tourists, almost half of them German, were injured when their speeding bus overturned in southern Egypt, security and medical officials said Thursday. The bus with 45 tourists was heading from the southern ancient city of Qena to the Red Sea coastal city of Safaga late Wednesday when the accident happened, said a security official. The bus flipped over in a two-lane highway, some 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of Qena, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. The injured, including 13 Germans and those of other European nationalities, were admitted to the Luxor International Hospital. Most were released Thursday morning but a 62-year-old German tourist remained hospitalized, according to the hospital's chief, Atef Khalil.