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The bus from Cairo collided with a truck loaded with cement, which was stopping due to a malfunction, in the province of Assiut, about 370 km south of the capital, the provincial governor's office said in a statement.
The bus was burned out within minutes, and the bodies and the injured were removed from it with difficulty, it added.
Thirty-six ambulances rushed to the scene, the health ministry said.
Reckless driving and the poor condition of roads are responsible for many crashes in Egypt. Dozens have been killed in a recent spate of rail and road crashes.
Eighteen people were killed in March when a truck collided with a minibus in Giza province, about 80 km south of Cairo. At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 people wounded injured when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440 km south of Cairo.
The accident occurred overnight in Barabanki, 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) northeast of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state. According to the Ram Sanehighat police circle reports, the mishap took place in the early hours of Wednesday.
A medical source said two Malaysian women and an Indian man were killed along with three Egyptians — a bus driver, a tour guide and a security guard.
There are fears the number of dead could increase as several passengers received critical injuries, Senior Police Officer Yamuna Prasad said. They were being treated in a hospital.
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