Four dead, 36 injured in tour bus accident

A tour bus overturned on the Ras Gharib-Hurghada highway near the Red Sea on Friday morning, killing four people and seriously injuring 36.

Four of the 36 injured were foreigners. The accident occurred on kilometer 75 near the Gabal al-Zait area.

Ambulances immediately transferred the injured to Hurghada Public Hospital, and some critical cases were then taken to Gouna Hospital and the Nile Hospital.

The governor of the Red Sea, Major General Mahmoud Assem, told state television that he asked doctors from the military hospital in Hurghada to help treat the injured.

Red Sea security head Major General Mostafa Bedair was notified, as was the Red Sea prosecution, which will begin investigations.

Assem requested that the head of prosecution in Hurghada take the testimony of the injured and give permission for the burial of the dead.

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