Roadside Giza bomb blast near Grand Egyptian Museum injured 17 tourists

Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

17 tourists were injured when a roadside bomb exploded near the Grand Egyptian Museum fence as the tourist bus was passing by, in Cairo. Most of the injuries were caused by broken glass falling on to the group. Among those injured were 10 Egyptians and 7 South African tourists. Giza bomb blast would prove to be the spoke in the wheels of Egyptian tourism growth.

 

 

 

The bus to Cairo-based Meryland Tours was provided by the Egypt based Dominant Travel. The explosion also ripped a hole through a nearby wall, close to the construction site of the Grand Egyptian Museum. The museum is scheduled to open next year attracting more visitors to the Pyramides.

 

 

 

Images showed shocked tourists, one with a bloodstained T-shirt, disembarking a bus with its windows blown out and the windscreen cracked.

 

 

 

 

The museum, still under construction, is set to be the largest archaeological museum in the world when it opens in 2020. It is located approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramids.

 

 

 

 

The Giza bomb blast marks the second attack on tourists in Egypt in just six months. In December 2018, three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide were killed after their bus was targeted by a roadside bomb near the Giza pyramids.

 

 

 

Related Posts

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 18 HMIS 2019
  • 20 satte 2020
  • 20 uzakrota Istanbul 2019
  • 21 ameistanbul 2020
  • 22 iitm 2020
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. HOTELIER SUMMIT SOUTHEAST ASIA

      Nov 13, 2019 - Jan 14, 2020
    2. TTR 2019

      November 14 - November 17
    3. IITM Hyderabad

      November 22 - November 24
    4. 2ND ANNUAL AVIATION MRO SUMMIT

      November 23 - November 24
    5. CHENGDU INTERNATIONAL TOURISM EXPO 2019

      November 28 - November 30
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com