Bomb attack on tourist bus in Egypt, killing three Vietnamese

Saturday, 2018-12-29 09:05:29
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Police officers inspect the scene of a bus blast in Giza (Photo: Reuters)
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NDO – A roadside bomb blast hit a tour bus carrying Vietnamese tourists near the Giza Pyramids in Egypt at 18:15 (local time) (23:15 - Vietnamese time) on December 28, killing three Vietnamese tourists, the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt confirmed on the same day.

According to the Vietnamese Embassy, the bus had 18 people onboard including 15 Vietnamese tourists and three Egyptian people.

The dead include three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian. The Egyptian authorities brought the bomb victims to Al Haram hospital in Giza.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Tran Thanh Cong visited the injured tourists at the hospital while asking the local authorities to create favourable conditions to bring the Vietnamese victims and tourists to Vietnam to ensure the legal rights of Vietnamese citizens.

Ambassador Cong said that the Egyptian side promised to help and create conditions for the uninjured Vietnamese tourists to return home safely while facilitating the process of repatriating the dead.

Meanwhile, some Vietnamese citizens have been granted temporary accommodation by the Vietnamese Embassy before returning home.