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6 Belgians die in bus accident

A tourist bus overturned in the country’s south, killing six Belgian tourists and injuring 26 other Belgian passengers early on Friday, a security official said.

The bus was en route from the southern city of Aswan to the ancient temple at Abu Simbel, a famous tourist attraction, the official said. The driver was speeding, lost control, and veered off the road, causing the bus to overturn several times, he added.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the press. He also said that 21 of the injured have been taken to Abu Simbel International hospital.

Egypt’s state-run news agency MENA said four of the injured were in critical condition and were evacuated by military helicopters to hospitals in Cairo for urgent surgeries.

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