Bomb attack kills three Vietnamese tourists in Egypt hinh anh 1Scene of bomb attack in Egypt (Source: VNA)

Cairo (VNA) – Three Vietnamese tourists were killed in Egypt when a roadside bomb blast hit their tour bus near the country’s world-famous Giza pyramids at 18:15 of December 28 (local time), affirmed the Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt.

According to the embassy, there were 18 people on the bus at that time, including 15 Vietnamese tourists and three Egyptians. Besides the three Vietnamese victims, one Egyptian guide was also killed.

Right after the incident occurred, Egypt’s authorised officials brought the victims to El-Haram hospital in Giza province.

Vietnamese Ambassador Tran Thanh Cong visited the wounded victims at the hospital, and worked with local officials, including Tourism Minister Rania Al-Mashat and Health Minister Hala Zayed, to seek solutions to the case.

He asked the Egyptian side to create favourable conditions to repatriate the Vietnamese victims and tourists as soon as possible, and soon arrange meetings with local authorised agencies to carry out citizen protection to ensure the legitimate interests of Vietnamese citizens.

He shared that the Egyptian side had promised to facilitate the repatriation of Vietnamese visitors who are not injured, and create all favourable conditions in terms of necessary procedures for the deceased.

Egypt’s interior ministry said the bus was hit by an explosion from an improvised device hidden near a wall on Mariyutiya street in Al-Haram district.

Egyptian Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek then requested an immediate investigation into the deadly bomb attack.-VNA