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Six foreigners among 12 dead in coach crash


Twelve people, including six foreign tourists, were killed when a coach full of day trippers hit a truck head-on along the west coast of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Monday, a security official said.

Six tourists, including a Russian woman, as well as the coach driver and the policeman who travels with all tourist coaches in Egypt, were killed, the official said, along with four Egyptians travelling in the truck.

Egypt’s official MENA news agency said that four tourists and five Egyptians were confirmed killed “and the scattered remains of three unidentifi­ed bodies found” at the crash scene.

The dead tourists were from the Netherland­s, Russia and Ukraine, South Sinai emergency services director Ibrahim Hassan told MENA.

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