December 26, 2010 / 8:04 AM / 9 years ago

Eight U.S. tourists killed in Egypt crash: report

The tour bus that was involved in an accident in Abu Simbel, Aswan about 879 km (546 miles) south of Cairo, is seen December 26, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

CAIRO (Reuters) - Eight U.S. tourists were killed and 21 injured when their coach hit a stationary truck in southern Egypt, the state news agency MENA said on Sunday.

The injured were taken to a military hospital where they were treated for fractures and cuts, the agency said. The bus driver and a tour guide were also hurt.

The coach hit the parked truck on a road near Abu Simbel, the site of two temples dating from the time of Ramses II, MENA said.

Reporting by Sarah Mikhail; editing by Andrew Dobbie

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