Two Oklahomans Injured In Egyptian Bus Crash

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 2:13 pm
By: News On 6

Staff and Wire Reports

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -- Two Oklahomans are being treated in a Cairo, Egypt hospital after surviving a bus wreck on Sunday, December 26th, 2010, according to Reuters. 

John and Helen Vanderveen of Bartlesville were part of a tour group when the bus they were in hit a dump truck on a narrow road in southern Egypt. 

The crash took place about 546 miles south of Cairo according to the state news agency MENA. 

Friends have told the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise newspaper, 77-year-old John Vanderveen suffered a broken jaw and his wife, 73-year-old Helen had a gash over her left eye which required stitches. 

That crash killed eight other Americans. 

The bus was on its way to the ancient temples of Abu Simbel in southern Egypt.