Egypt tour bus crash kills 33 in South Sinai

Egypt's state news agency says a head-on collision of two tourist buses near a popular Red Sea resort has killed 33 people and injured 41.

Head-on collision happened near a popular Red Sea resort

A head-on collision between two tour buses in Egypt have killed 33 people and injured at least 44 others near Pthe Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, pictured above, in the South Sinai. (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters)

Egypt's state news agency says a head-on collision of two tourist buses near a popular Red Sea resort has killed 33
people and injured 41.

MENA says the accident occurred early Friday about 50 kilometres from Sharmel-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

The buses were coming from opposite directions and collided head-on on the main road. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

Khaled AbuHashem, chief of the local emergency services, says four foreigners a 20-year-old Ukranian woman, a Yemeni man and a Saudi woman and child were among those injured but that their injuries were light.

Traffic accidents are common in Egypt due to badly maintained roads and disregard of traffic laws. Road accidents killed about 13,000 people in Egypt last year.