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8 Americans killed in tour bus crash in Egypt

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

December 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Eight Americans died and 21 others were injured in a tour bus accident in southern Egypt. The bus was taking the tour group from Aswan to see ancient temples when it slammed into a truck that was parked on the side of a single-lane road.

The tour company said the accident happened around dawn when it was still dark outside.

Six American women and two American men were killed.

Egyptian security officials said the hurt Americans were first transferred to a military hospital for treatment and then 10 of the injured, including two Egyptians, were airlifted to a hospital in Cairo.

Last month, eight foreign tourists were killed in Egypt when their tour bus lost control and flipped over several times.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.