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Bus hits truck near Sinai

Africa

Cairo - Twenty-four people were killed in Egypt on Tuesday when a bus ploughed into a truck parked on the side of a road, police and medics said.

The accident occurred near the entrance to the Sinai peninsula, home to beach resorts that attract tourists and workers from the mainland.

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All those killed were Egyptians, the officials said.

Police said the bus, carrying 50 people, appeared to have been speeding and that the accident occurred at a time when road visibility was poor.

Traffic accidents are common in Egypt, where roads are often poorly maintained.

On Monday, 16 people were killed when two passenger mini-buses collided south of Cairo. - AFP

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