8 American tourists killed in Egypt bus crash
December 26th, 2010
06:22 AM ET

8 American tourists killed in Egypt bus crash

Eight American tourists - six women and two men - were killed in a traffic accident Sunday while on a tour bus in Aswan, Egypt, the country's interior ministry said.

An additional 19 American tourists and two Egyptians - the bus driver and a tour guide - were injured.

A total of 116 American tourists were traveling in three tour buses. The interior ministry said the middle bus - carrying 37 of the tourists - crashed into a parked dump truck loaded with sand.

Aswan is one of Egypt's popular tourist sites and is about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) away from Cairo.

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