38 killed, dozens injured, in Egypt bus collision

38 people died and dozens were injured when two buses collided before dawn on Friday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Credit: APTN

Thirty eight people have died in a bus crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula today, the state news agency MENA reported.

Russian, Yemeni and Saudi Arabian citizens were among the more than 40 people injured in the crash in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, local health ministry official Mohamed Lashin told the agency.

One of the buses was travelling from the popular tourist destination Sharm el-Sheikh and the other from a Nile Delta province when they collided shortly before dawn, security sources said.

The injured passengers were transported to two local hospitals while recovery workers continue to lift bodies from the wreckage.