A Belgian tourist has reportedly died in a bus accident in southern Egypt. The local governor reports that a total of ten people have been killed, and another 14 have been injured.
The accident with the tourist bus happened near the city of Aswan, on the eastern bank of the Nile, when it collided with a truck and caught fire.
“We are still waiting for confirmation of several elements,” Belgium’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Wouter Poels, adding that the Ministry cannot officially confirm anything about any possible Belgian victims for now.
In addition to the Belgian victim, four French people and five Egyptians also died in the crash, the governor of Aswan said.
The 14 other injured people (six Belgians and eight French nationals) are in “stable condition” and have been hospitalized for “fractures, bruises and superficial injuries.” They were taken to the Aswan University Hospital.
This incident marks a second road accident in a week. Five days ago, three people died in an accident on the road near the Red Sea.
In recent years, an average of 7,000 people died each year in road accidents in the country, which has a population of 103 million.