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Fourteen people die in Egypt crash

CAIRO (Reuters) - Fourteen people, including 11 Serb tourists, were killed in Egypt Thursday when their tour bus crashed, a security source said.

A source had put the original death toll at 11 but two Serbs and an Egyptian died of their injuries after the accident.

Dejan Vasiljevic, Serbia’s ambassador to Egypt confirmed the Serbian death toll to Serbia’s state-run RTS TV and said the injured had been taken to hospital in Hurghada on Egypt’s eastern Red Sea coast, and would be transferred to Cairo.

Reckless driving, lax traffic rules and poor road conditions cause many road crashes in Egypt, a popular tourist destination.

A series of road and rail accidents, often with multiple deaths, in recent years has sparked public complaints about the government’s transport safety record.

Writing by Aziz El-Kaissouni