3 Chinese tourists die in Egypt accident

Three Chinese tourists on a tour organized by a Shenzhen travel agency were killed, and eight others were injured, Tuesday in a traffic accident on Egypt’s Cairo-Alexandria highway in the northern part of the country, the Chinese Embassy in Egypt told Xinhua.

A van carrying a group of 11 Chinese tourists flipped over into a ditch by the roadside, said Guo Hualong, director of the counselor affairs at the Chinese Embassy in Egypt.

The Egyptian van driver and the tour guide were also injured in the crash.

The group was in Egypt on a tour organized by a Shenzhen-based travel agency, Guo said. No other details were available about the tourists.

Alexandria Governor Mohamed Sultan said in a statement that the van, which was carrying 11 Chinese and two Egyptians, the tour guide and the driver, was speeding when it hit another bus on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road.

Sultan said that he rushed to the scene of the accident accompanied by Xu Nanshan, consul general of China’s Consulate General in Alexandria, to check on the injured.

The governor noted the three Chinese tourists were killed, included two women and a man, and added that the Alexandria security department had taken the required legal measures and is currently investigating the collision.

“The injured tourists have been sent to Mostafa Kamel military hospital for necessary treatment,” he said.

(Xinhua)

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