Egypt crash children aged between four and eight

A senior security official near the crash site in Assiut said 44 of the dead were children, aged around four to eight.

Two women and a man, who was probably the bus driver, also died.

The state news agency said another 13 people were injured, while a medical source said as many as 28 were injured, 27 of them children.

There have been a string of accidents on Egypt's roads and railways, which have a poor safety record.

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50 dead in Egypt bus crash

50 people, mostly children, were killed when a train slammed into a school bus as it crossed rail tracks in Egypt on Saturday, according to Reuters.