3 U.S. Tourists Killed in Bus Accident

There tourists from Illinois, two women and one man were killed Saturday when a tourist bus overturned in Sinai. Twenty-two were injured, four of them severely. The three killed were identified as Mrs. Ralph Zerkel of Northbrook, Mrs. Lionel Schultz of Barrington and Robert Wolf of Deerfield. The accident happened near the Sinai coast, along the Gulf of Eilat. some 50 miles south of Eilat.

The dead and most of the injured were members of a scuba diving club who came to, Israel to look for diving sites. The bus driver noticed, as he was descending on this winding road, that he lost his brakes. He warned the passengers that he had lost control of the bus, and the vehicle raced down the hill at 90 miles an hour. At one of the last turns off that road the bus turned over. The group was on its way from Sharm el-Sheikh m southern Sinai through Eilat on the way back to Jerusalem.

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