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One Russian tourist dies, ten injured in Egypt road accident

January 09, 2014, 15:00 UTC+3 CAIRO
The minibus driver also died in the accident
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CAIRO, January 09. /ITAR-TASS/. One Russian tourist died and ten others were injured in a road accident in the south of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Local media reported that the accident occurred on a highway between Egypt’s resorts of Dahab and Sharm El-Sheikh on Wednesday.

On its way back from a tour to Saint Catherine’s Monastery a minibus with Russian tourists drove to a roadside and overturned. All those injured were taken to an international hospital in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Russian embassy’s consular department confirmed this information to Itar-Tass.

“At present, details of the accident are being clarified,” diplomats said, adding that two Russians remained in a grave condition. Doctors said they had brain hemorrhage and were operated. Other tourists will be discharged from hospital later on Thursday.

According to available information, Russians are holidaying in Egypt with Coral Travel. It is known that they used sightseeing services of a company that had no license for organizing such trips.

The minibus driver also died in the accident and a guide accompanying tourists received injuries.

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