2 Tourists, Egyptian Driver Killed In Accident

An Egyptian security official says two Argentinian tourists and their Egyptian driver have been killed in a road accident near the ancient city of Aswan in southern Egypt.

The official says two other tourists were injured in the accident Friday when the tourists’ car collided with a truck along Aswan highway.

The dead and the injured were transferred to hospital, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Road accidents are common in Egypt, which has one of the world’s worst traffic safety records due to badly maintained roads and poor enforcement of traffic laws. Police estimate road accidents kill about 6,000 people every year.