Travel news: Tourists killed in Egypt

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CAIRO — Speeding van overturned and killed two foreign tourists, one of them French, on their way to the Red Sea resort.

The Associated Press (CP) reports that the head of South Sinai Emergency Services, Mohammed Fayez, said the tourists: a 30-year-old female and 34-year-old male, were heading early Sunday to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The official described them both as French, but the embassy itself said only the man was a French national.

The accident took place 10 miles (15 kilometres) from Ras Sudr, east of Cairo where an Italian tourist was killed and four other people injured a day earlier.

Road accidents are common in Egypt because of bad roads and poor law enforcement. An estimated 6,000 people die in accidents in the country each year.