December 27, 2010 in Nation/World, Region

Kennewick man among dead in Egypt bus crash

Tri-City Herald

A Kennewick man was killed in a tour bus crash in Egypt on Sunday. Mike Braun died when the bus with 37 passengers collided with a disabled truck near the southern Egyptian city of Aswan, the Tri-City Herald reports.

Sue Flink, a retired educator also from Kennewick, was seriously hurt in the crash, the newspaper is reporting on its website.

Braun was director of the Franklin County Noxious Weed Board and a former longtime employee of the South Columbia Basin Irrigation District. He was active with the Moose Lodge in the Tri-Cities.

Flink, 61, is in a hospital in Cairo. She has two broken legs, but her injuries are not life-threatening, said her sister Colleen Cowan.

The couple were part of a group of about 100 tourists in three buses heading to the ancient Egyptian Abu Simbel temples when the accident happened at about 5 a.m.

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