A Kennewick man was killed and a Kennewick woman injured in a tour bus crash in Egypt on Sunday.
Mike Braun died and Sue Flink, a retired educator, was seriously hurt when the bus with 37 passengers collided with a disabled truck near the southern Egyptian city of Aswan.
At least 23 people on the bus were hurt and eight killed, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
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.
Cowan said her sister and Braun planned to spend several weeks touring Egypt.
“It’s a nightmare for us,” she said, adding that Flink’s daughter in Las Vegas is traveling to Cairo to bring Flink home.
Arrangements for a funeral service for Braun are pending.