Report: 38 killed in bus crash

By Samira Said and Jethro Mullen, CNN

updated 12:17 PM EDT, Fri August 22, 2014

The wreckage of a bus after two tourist buses collided in northeastern Egypt, on August 22, 2014.

The wreckage of a bus after two tourist buses collided in northeastern Egypt, on August 22, 2014.

(CNN) — At least 38 people were killed and 41 injured early Friday when two tourist buses crashed in northeastern Egypt, the country’s semi-official news website Al-Ahram Online reported.

The two buses in the governorate of South Sinai were carrying an estimated 80 passengers, including 4 foreign tourists, the report said.

Search-and-rescue teams are still working to recover casualties at the scene, said Mohamed Lasheen, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Health in South Sinai.

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