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Kennewick man killed, woman injured in Egypt crash

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.

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