News

Four Killed in Giza Tour Bus Bomb Blast

Four Killed in Giza Tour Bus Bomb Blast

According to Egypt’s Interior of Ministry and photos circulating on social media, a roadside bomb hit a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids on Friday, killing four and injuring a 11 others.

The tourist victims were of Vietnamese origin while some Egyptians were also injured namely the bus driver and the guide. Three Vietnamese tourists were killed in the blast and the Egyptian guide died later of his wounds.

The bomb, which went off at 6 PM, was concealed in a wall prior to its detonation.

Prime Minister Madbouly and Health Minister Hala Zayed are both currently at the Al Haram hospital, monitoring the health of  the victims of the incident.

Egypt’s Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek has ordered an urgent investigation into the explosion.

Egyptian authorities have been trying to increase safety measures and implement a strategy against terrorism for the current holidays and New Years celebrations. Both occasions are considered optimal for terrorist activities against large congregations of people.

Egypt’s tourism is considered a crucial segment of its economy. It has recently started to pick up again, following increased safety measures.

Condolences and messages against terrorism have been passing on regarding the incident, including from the European Union Delegation and the Embassy of Israel in Egypt.

The latter tweeted its condolences to the families of the victims and that such attacks ‘would not affect the stability and security in Egypt.’

Is Egypt Safe? What You Should Know About the Giza Tour Bus Bombing
Eliminating Hepatitis: A Global Fight, Including in Egypt

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

AI to Boost Egypt’s GDP by 7.7% in 2030: Minister of Higher Eduction Predicts

Egyptian StreetsMay 19, 2019

Explosion Reported Near Grand Egyptian Museum

Egyptian StreetsMay 19, 2019

Egypt’s New Rod-Al Farag Axis Bridge Receives Guinness World Record Certificate

Egyptian StreetsMay 18, 2019

‘Direxiona’: Egyptian Platform for Female Driving Instructors Wins First Prize in AFD Competition

Egyptian StreetsMay 17, 2019

Egypt to Receive Final Installment Worth $2 Billion from IMF Upon Board’s Approval

Egyptian StreetsMay 17, 2019

President Sisi Pardons Over 500 Prisoners

Egyptian StreetsMay 17, 2019

Culprits Behind ‘Celebratory Gunfire’ Killing of Young Teenager Arrested

Egyptian StreetsMay 16, 2019

International Campaign Calling to Deactivate Airbnb on 71st Nakba Day

Egyptian StreetsMay 15, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.