News

Czech Foreign Ministry: Woman Injured During Hurghada Knife Attack Dies in Hospital

Czech Foreign Ministry: Woman Injured During Hurghada Knife Attack Dies in Hospital

Scenes after the attack on a Hurghada beachside resort

One of the four tourists injured during the knife assault on a Hurghada beach resort earlier this month has died, according to the Czech Foreign Ministry.

The woman, 36, originally from the Czech Republic, was in Egypt on holiday and was staying at the Egyptian Red Sea resort in Hurghada during the time of the attack.

The Ministry’s announcement came only one day after local authorities disclosed that the woman was being kept alive on life support at a Cairo hospital.

The 36-year-old was originally hospitalised for injuries to the leg and back as a result of the attack, which was allegedly perpetrated by an Egyptian university graduate.

Her family has declined to allow authorities to reveal further details.

The assault, which also claimed the lives of two German tourists, left two Armenians, one Czech, and one Ukrainian tourist injured.

Czech foreign minister: Egypt ‘must announce what happened’

The Czech Republic’s foreign minister urged Egypt to reveal details surrounding the circumstances of the attack.

“We insist on that, we need to know what really happened on the beach,” said minister Lubomir Zaoralek, as reported by the Czech News Agency (CTK) Friday.

“We need to know whether this was a terrorist attack and what its background was,” he stated.

Egypt has repeatedly insisted that the conditions and motive behind the attack are yet to be uncovered, and investigations are currently ongoing.

The Czech Ministry has also asserted that Egypt should provide compensation to the family of the fallen tourist.

“The situation is exceptional and that is why we have started negotiating with the Egyptian side because it would be strange to tell the family that they should turn to court in a civilian dispute,” said Zaoralek.

 

Farida Osman Wins Egypt's First Ever Swimming World Championship Medal
Video: Egyptian Military Tank Crew Receives International Praise for Crushing Car Bomb and Saving 50 Lives

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

An avid traveller, photographer, and culture aficionado who graduated from the London School of Journalism, Kari recieved her sciences degree in Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago. Kari is a Senior Editor and Writer at Egyptian Streets, Allteresting News, and Le Voyageur Magazine.

More in News

Former Egyptian President Mubarak Passes Away Aged 91

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 25, 2020

Egyptian Woman Receives 1 Million EGP Compensation Over HIV Transmission From Husband

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 24, 2020

Egypt to Propose New Strict Penalties for Female Genital Mutilation

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2020

UAE Honors Sir Magdi Yacoub and Donates 360 Million for New Cairo Heart Center

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2020

Far Right Terrorist Kills 11 in Hanau Shisha Bars Shooting

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2020

First Case of Coronavirus in Egypt ‘Recovering’ and in ‘Good Health’, WHO Confirms

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2020

Over 180 Jews Fly in to Celebrate ‘Shabat’ at Recently Restored Alexandrian Synagogue

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 17, 2020

Egypt’s Musicians Syndicate Bans Popular Mahraganat Music

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 17, 2020