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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Bomb Explodes Near Tourist Bus in Egypt, Sending 3 to Hospital

A bomb exploded today near the Grand Egyptian Museum in Egypt, injuring a number of people on a tour bus. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, caused by a device planted close to the museum’s fence. Among those injured were a number of South Africans; of the 28 passengers, several people were injured and three were taken to a local hospital.

Egyptian Minister of Tourism Rania Al Mashat announced the explosion on Twitter:

The South African Embassy said in a statement that the South African ambassador in Egypt informed the government that the explosion may have hurt South African citizens and activated their 24-hour operational center to provide a 24-hour call center for people to reach out about missing loved ones.

According to eyewitnesses the bus was hit but “didn’t look like it exploded,” according to a report to CNN.

In December 2018, four people were killed by a roadside bomb that blew up a tourist bus, injuring 11.


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