A general view shows a beach in the Egyptian Red Sea in 2006
A general view shows a beach in the Egyptian Red Sea in 2006. Eleven Hungarian tourists were killed and 27 injured when their bus overturned in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada on Sunday, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported. © Khaled Desouki - AFP/File
A general view shows a beach in the Egyptian Red Sea in 2006
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Last updated: November 6, 2011

11 Hungarian tourists die in Egypt bus crash

Eleven Hungarian tourists were killed and 27 injured when their bus overturned in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada on Sunday, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.

MENA said the bus driver appeared to have lost control as he drove the tourists along a ring road leading to Hurghada's airport.

Poor road conditions and lax enforcement of traffic laws in Egypt contribute to a high number of accidents.

Eight US tourists were killed in a bus crash last December near the southern city of Aswan.

The government estimates there are 8,000 road accidents a year in Egypt.

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